TITLE

Interfering with interferons in inflammatory bowel disease

AUTHOR(S)
Ghosh, S.; Chaudhary, R.; Carpani, M.; Playford, R.
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Gut;Aug2006, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p1071
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of interferons for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Interferons show antitumor and antiviral activities. In inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, there is an increase in plasma and tissue concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines. Interferons have been found useful in the treatment of chronic leukaemia and hepatitis, but their use in chronic inflammatory diseases is still limited.
ACCESSION #
21843671

 

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