The gut microbiome is a determining factor in the fight of the immune system against cancer
Gut bacteria direct the immune system to attack cancer - health short science news

In line with many recent studies showing that the gut microbiome is important for immune activation to fight cancer, a new publication describes a molecular link between gut bacteria and the immune system.

The study identified eleven bacteria species that support immunotherapy against melanoma by controlling the so-called « unfolded protein response » (UPR), a cellular signaling pathway that maintain protein health. Melanoma patients who are responsive to immunotherapy show reduced UPR.

These results might help more people benefit from immunotherapy in the future, scientists say.

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Scientific publication: Nature Communications