Lactobacillus gut bacteria may trigger tumor growth in pancreatic cancer
- Researchers investigated the mechanisms behind immunosuppression and pancreatic tumor growth in the pancreatic cells of mice and humans.
- They found that Lactobacillus in the gut microbiome inhibits the immune cells that would stop or slow the growth of pancreatic cancer, thus promoting tumor growth.
- The researchers also found that treatments targeting a certain immune pathway may reduce tumor growth and amplify treatment effects.
- Preliminary clinical trials to test their findings in humans are underway.
A study that gives reason to think deeply. Until now, the belief in the benefit of probiotics was well established, but these studies show us that there are too many unknowns. It is true that studies in mice have limitations compared to the same result in humans.
@manuone Yes Manuel, complex but at the same time it makes sense. It fits perfectly an article I started once to write but never had the chance to finish it. Maybe this will be the trigger when I get a bit of time.