A new target for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: Interleukin-37.

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Summary of "A new target for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: Interleukin-37."

Interleukin (IL)-37 belongs to the IL-1 cytokine family. It has anti-inflammatory effects on numerous autoimmune diseases such as asthma, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Mechanistically, IL-37 plays an anti-inflammatory role by regulating the expression of inflammatory factors in two ways: binding extracellular receptors IL-18R or transferring into the nucleus with Smad3. IBD is a kind of idiopathic intestinal inflammatory disease with unknown etiology and pathogenesis. Recent researches had proved that IL-37 is negatively involved in the pathogenesis and development of IBD. Among various inflammatory diseases, IL-37 has been shown to regulate inflammatory development by acting on various immune cells such as neutrophils, macrophages (Mϕ), dendritic cells (DCs), T cells and intestinal epithelial cells. This review summarizes the biological role of IL-37, and its immunoregulatory effects on the immune cells, especially anti-inflammatory function in both human and experimental models of IBD.


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Name: International immunopharmacology
ISSN: 1878-1705
Pages: 106391


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