Lectins, agglutinins, and their roles in autoimmune reactivities

Lectins, agglutinins, and their roles in autoimmune reactivities

Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins present throughout nature that act as agglutinins. Approximately 30% of our food contains lectins, some of which may be resistant enough to digestion to enter the circulation. Because of their binding properties, lectins can...
The Gut-Brain Axis: Autoimmune and Neuroimmune Disorders

The Gut-Brain Axis: Autoimmune and Neuroimmune Disorders

The human body is an incredibly complex system, and from time immemorial, humans have struggled to work out what the gut and brain have to do with health and whether the 2 are connected. The parallels between the gut’s and the brain’s immune systems are too...