The gut microbiome performs many regulatory functions in the host, including control of inflammatory processes in the gut. This year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded for the elucidation of the process of autophagy. Genes that interfere with normal autophagy have been shown to influence inflammation in the gut.

This webinar will explore the interaction of the genotype, the immune system, and the gut microbiota in relation to Crohn’s and celiac disease. The genetic and serological markers for Crohn’s and celiac will be explained to enable clear interpretation of lab results.

In addition, highlights from recent studies from the Yale School of Medicine focused on evaluation of the Alcat Test in patients with IBS will be presented.
This research will be presented in terms of clinical outcomes as well as mechanisms which shed light on the biological pathways underlying food induced gastroenteropathies.