New Bacteriotherapy Can Reverse Food Allergies
BY: Nidhi Birla
Dec 16, 2019

New Bacteriotherapy Can Reverse Food Allergies1,2


A new study identifies the key species of bacteria in the human gut that are associated with protection and food allergies in patients. It was found that the Clostridiales and Bacteroidetes protective consortia, derived from the human gut, could suppress food allergies in the mice model. These two consortia targeted two significant immunological pathways and stimulated specific regulatory T cells to change their profile from promoting allergic responses to promoting tolerant responses. This bacteriotherapy changes the wiring of the immune system and instead of desensitizing an individual to a specific allergen, allows the potential to reverse food allergies.



1. Science Daily. New Therapy Targets Gut Bacteria to Prevent and Reverse Food Allergies. Available at: [Accessed: 26/06/2019] 2. Abdel-Gadir A, et al. Nat Med 2019.