In IBD Colon Inflammation in Children, Immune Factor Identified as Driving the Disease

In IBD Colon Inflammation in Children, Immune Factor Identified as Driving the Disease
A research team at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC) in collaboration with the Trinity College, Ireland, found that the cytokine interleukin-36 (IL-36) is present in higher levels in the colon mucosa of children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease compared to healthy children – a finding that may provide a new target for the exploration of new treatments

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