The group of Yuji NAKATSUJI at Osaka University Medical School studied the effect of 18 types of yeasts contained in fermented food on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in experimental animals by analyzing the intestinal microflora and the systemic immune states. It turned out that administration of Candida kefyr (an emerging pathogen) had a beneficial effect on EAE by modifying the microflora, decreasing Bacteroides and increasing Lactobacillales.

Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, DOI: 10.1002/acn3.153