Intestinal bacteria metabolite found to promote capture of antigens by dendritic cells

Intestinal bacteria metabolite promotes capture of antigens by dendritic cells

A recent study by Okayama University researchers found that short-chain fatty acids produced by intestinal bacteria trigger the extension of the dendrites of dendritic cells by inhibiting an enzyme known as histone deacetylase. This results in a stonger immune response. Credit: Dr. Kazuyuki Furuta from Okayama University, Japan

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