The Eagle Bioscience’s Calprotectin ELISA Assay was utilized in a recent publication that focused on the gut microbiota of people with asthma. Check out the full text and abstract below.
The gut microbiota in early childhood is linked to asthma risk, but may continue to affect older patients with asthma. Here, we profile the gut microbiota of 38 children (19 asthma, median age 8) and 57 adults (17 asthma, median age 28) by 16S rRNA sequencing and find individuals with asthma harbored compositional differences from healthy controls in both adults and children. We develop a model to aid the design of mechanistic experiments in gnotobiotic mice and show enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) is more prevalent in the gut microbiota of patients with asthma compared to healthy controls. In mice, ETBF, modulated by community context, can increase oxidative stress in the lungs during allergic airway inflammation (AAI). Our results provide evidence that ETBF affects the phenotype of airway inflammation in a subset of patients with asthma which suggests that therapies targeting the gut microbiota may be helpful tools for asthma control.