Issue 26June 2023
Special report

Microbiota and rheumatology: A new research focus

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    Microbiome and joint inflammation: The missing link?

    The detection of dysbioses over the course of joint inflammation pathologies naturally leads us to question their relation to the latter: Cause or consequence?
    The interventional studies necessary to answer this question remain limited to animal models, in which possible causality is suggested with the loss of protective commensal bacterial species and excessive proinflammatory species.

    To test its causality and offer new treatment solutions for patients, this imbalance needs to be corrected.There are several potential approaches: The simplest, although it is sure to be insufficient in many cases, is to improve the patient's lifestyle, particular in terms of diet; on the other end of the spectrum, the most radical approach involves the transplantation of a eubiotic microbiota, trials of which have delivered promising results in inflammatory gut conditions and which may lead to experimental treatments being extended to joint conditions.

    Happy reading!

    Maxime Breban
    Editor in Chief of this issue

    Table of contents

    • Special Report

      • Microbiota and rheumatology: A new research focus
    • Interview

    • Microbiota News

      • Illustrated feature: The different types of RNA and their functions
        Scientific committee : Bruno Pot
    • Special Report

      • Faecal transplantation for failures in immunological check-point inhibitors in oncology: How to find the right donor
        Scientific committee : Cyrille Hoarau
    • In Brief

      • Microbiota story: Escherichia coli Nissle 1917
        Scientific committee : Philippe Gérard
      • The word on microbiota: Live biotherapeutic products
        Scientific committee : Bruno Pot
    • Focus

      • Microbiome - Where does our microbiota come from? The broadest study conducted to date on the topic answers the question
        Scientific committee : Alexis Mosca
      • Gastroenterology - Physical activity: Get hydrogen production going!
        Scientific committee : Stanislas Bruley des Varannes
      • Metabolism - Tell me about your microbiota, and I'll tell you how long you're able to run for!
        Scientific committee : Philippe Gérard
      • Cardiology - The gut microbiota, a therapeutic target for high blood pressure
        Scientific committee : Jacques Amar
      • Paediatrics - « Let them have their fun in the sand! It's good for their microbiota, and good for their health! »
        Scientific committee : Cyrille Hoarau
      • Gynaecology - When postbiotics become prebiotics…
        Scientific committee : Jean-Marc Bohbot
      • Biotics - new conservative approach to microbiota decolonisation
        Scientific committee : Geneviève Héry-Arnaud
    • Taxonomic Reference

    Scientific committee

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