Phage Therapy for Autoimmune Conditions?


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Has anyone heard of this? I wonder if it could target certain microbes in the human gut.

https://www.nature.com/news/phage-therapy-gets-revitalized-1.15348

Implication of the hypothesis
If, indeed, phages can modify functions of β3+ cells (platelets, monocytes, lymphocytes, cancer cells) they could be important biological response modifiers regulating migration and activities of those cells. Such novel understanding of their role could open novel perspectives in their potential use in treatment of cardiovascular and autoimmune disease, graft rejection and cancer.