Lars Vereecke and Dirk Elewaut are at the Laboratory for Molecular Immunology and Inflammation, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, 0K12B, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium; and at the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Center for Inflammation Research (IRC), Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu Building, Technologiepark 927, Ghent University, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium.
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Increasing evidence points to a mechanistic link between gut and joint pathology as the gut contains the largest number of immune cells of any tissue and trillions of commensals that contribute to immune development and homeostasis. New research is putting the role of Ruminococcus gnavus in arthritic disease in the spotlight.Refers to Breban, M. et al. Faecal microbiota study reveals specific dysbiosis in spondyloarthritis. Ann. Rheum. Dis.http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-211064 (2017)