A common intestinal commensal bacteria induces T cell-dependent immunoglobulin production during periods of homeostasis, uncovering a novel pathway through which the microbiome may contribute to immune dysregulation and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
In a recently published paper in Nature, CMIT faculty provide a comprehensive review of the scientific advances that have brought us to our current understanding of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) pathophysiology.
Researchers identify a specific lipid metabolite that is abnormally abundant in IBD patients. Their subsequent investigations reveal how this metabolite stimulates the growth of species that are well established to be overrepresented in IBD patients.
Investigators expand on prior CMIT research to define
the chemical structure of two important glycosylation enzymes. By combining advanced cryo-electron
microscopy with traditional western blot analysis, scientists identify the subtle structural differences in
two related human oligosaccharyltransferase complexes that accounts for their unique cellular
In a recent study, researchers use single cell sequencing of intestinal tissue biopsies from diseased and healthy patients to create a cell atlas that lends novel insight into the cellular pathways that link implicated genes to UC pathophysiology.