Protein Secreted by Parasitic Worms May Treat IBD by Easing Gut Inflammation, Study Reports

Protein Secreted by Parasitic Worms May Treat IBD by Easing Gut Inflammation, Study Reports
A protein secreted by parasitic worms can block immune cells from promoting inflammation, a finding of possible therapeutic value for such inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. The study by researchers at Edinburgh and Glasgow universities, “A structurally distinct TGF-β mimic from an intestinal helminth parasite potently induces regulatory T cells,” was published in the

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