In this UF Health video, Laurence M. Morel, Ph.D., and Mansour Mohamadzadeh, Ph.D. discuss the research findings of their Science Translational Medicine paper.
Watch the full video: Dietary changes give protective effect against lupus
Dr. Morel and Dr. Mohamadzadeh explain how a diet low in the amino acid tryptophan has protective effects against lupus in preclinical models. The disease causes the immune system to attack normal, healthy tissue throughout the body. A change in diet may protect against gut-bacteria dysfunction that leads to lupus in mice, and these findings might assist in the understanding of lupus pathology and mitigation in humans.
Science Translational Medicine Paper: https://bit.ly/321CIBt