Treatment of Crohn's Disease by Probiotic E.coli Bacteria


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Welcome! This is the first Hungarian iGEM HS team's homepage. During the time we were searching for ideas, we found out that Crohn’s disease makes a lot of people’s lives difficult with its serious effects in the gastrointestinal tract. Thus we have made a resolution to engineer a genetically modified probiotic bacteria, which could reduce the disease’s symptoms by producing a substance called N-acetylglucosamine from natural chitin resources. These bacteria could be transplanted into the human intestines, by the means of yoghurts or capsules. With this method it would be much easier to treat patients with Crohn’s disease in the future.