Cigarette Smoking Led to Colitis Through a T-cell Response in Mice

Cigarette Smoking Led to Colitis Through a T-cell Response in Mice
Researchers have found that cigarette smoking can induce colitis in mice through specific immune cell response. The study “Cigarette Smoking Triggers Colitis by IFN-γ+ CD4+ T Cells,” was published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology. Multiple epidemiological and clinical studies have indicated a potential link between cigarette smoking and the development of colitis. In fact,

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One comment

  1. Doug Lusty says:

    Is there a possibility of Crohn’s Disease being caused by exposure to second hand smoke, especially during childhood? I was born in the days where it was considered not polite to ask a smoker in a car to open the window. My dad smoked and would get mad at me if I asked for the window to be opened in the car while he smoked away. Even back then I hated it. The smoke caused me to cough and weeze.

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