Gut bacteria control anti-cancer immune function in the liver
Gut microbiome controls anti-cancer immune responses in the liver - health science news

A new study has found the mechanism by which gut bacteria and the immune system work together in the liver and control cancer. From experiments with mice that had liver cancer and were treated with antibiotics, scientists found that bacteria control the metabolism of bile acids in the gut. Bile acids, in turn, control the expression of a signalling molecule of the immune system in liver capillaries, which increases the number of immune cells that fight cancers. The scientists found that bile acids control the expression of the signalling molecule in humans as well, and it is thus possible that the newly discovered mechanism also applies to liver cancer patients.

Read the full story: National Cancer Institute – National Institutes of Health
Scientific publication: Science