New Drug Target Discovered for Inflammatory Bowel Disease : Cytokine ( IL - 23 )
From sciencedaily.com August 28, 2011 558
A new discovery published in the April 2001 issue of Journal of Leukocyte Biology raises hope that new treatments for illnesses like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are on the horizon. That's because they've identified IL-23, a cytokine used by the immune system to ward off disease, as a major contributor to the inflammation that is the hallmark of these illnesses.
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