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Genetic link to susceptibility and resistance to inflammatory bowel disease

08:00 EDT 13 Apr 2017 | Science Daily

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gut, is a common problem in the industrialized world. However, how IBD develops remains unknown. There is currently no cure and treatment options are costly and limited to alleviating symptoms. A new study reveals that the Cd14 gene is a protective factor in experimental inflammatory bowel disease by enhancing the intestinal barrier function.

Original Article: Genetic link to susceptibility and resistance to inflammatory bowel disease

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