The Relationship Between PSC & IBD, the "Leaky Gut" Hypothesis, Microbiota, and more: A Discussion with Dr. Steven O'Hara, Mayo Clinic
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PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is pleased to present Living With PSC, a podcast moderated by Niall McKay. Each month, this podcast explores the latest research and knowledge about primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare liver disease. From patient stories, to the latest research updates from PSC experts, to collaborations that are necessary to find better treatments and a cure, this podcast has it all!In episode 28, Host Niall McKay talks with Dr. Steven O'Hara, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Research Scientist, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic. They discuss the search for treatments and a cure for PSC. "We're interested in the gut microbiome, of course, because we know there's a link between inflammatory bowel disease and primary sclerosing cholangitis," says Dr. O'Hara. "The multitude of microorganisms in the gut certainly influence many different diseases. There's increasing evidence that it may influence PSC, as well. So, our link would be what's happening in the gut...How does it actually affect the biliary epithelial cell function in this disease?"