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, cigarette smoking has been shown to be the strongest risk factor contributing to Crohn’s disease, as the incidence of Crohn’s is much higher in patients with airway diseases. However, despite the prior establishment of a link between cigarette smoke and Crohn’s dis
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  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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