Inflammatory Agent in IBD, TNF-alpha, Found to Also Promote Healing in Colon

Inflammatory Agent in IBD, TNF-alpha, Found to Also Promote Healing in Colon
Researchers discovered that the molecule TNF-alpha has a dual role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). While long known to promote the disease, TNF-alpha has also been found to promote key immune regulatory cells, called M cells. The study on the discovery, “Induction of Colonic M Cells during Intestinal Inflammation,” was published in The American Journal of Pathology.

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