Mitochondrial DNA in IBD Patients A Potential Therapeutic Target, Study Suggests

Mitochondrial DNA in IBD Patients A Potential Therapeutic Target, Study Suggests
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have higher levels of inflammatory mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in the blood, which correlate with disease flare-ups and severity, a study reports. Researchers say these findings could lead to new treatments for IBD, which currently has no cure. The study, “Mitochondrial DNA Is a Pro-Inflammatory Damage-Associated Molecular Pattern Released During Active

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