Wound-Healing Protein May Be Useful in Treating IBS

Wound-Healing Protein May Be Useful in Treating IBS
A protein produced by immune cells can promote wound healing in the intestine, a finding that could lead to treatments for inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS). The study “Macrophage-derived IL-10 mediates mucosal repair by epithelial WISP-1 signaling” was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The research team hypothesized that IL-10, a protein produced by macrophages (immune system cells), may play a role in healing wounds in the inner surface of the intestines. They tested their idea in laboratory mice and also in cells cultured in the lab. The researchers then compared the healing of wounds in the intestines of normal mice to mice whose macrophages produced no
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