Progress in inflammatory bowel disease.
During the past 20 years, advances have been made in Crohn's disease and chronic ulcerative colitis. Despite impressive progress, it is still necessary to call these diseases 'idiopathic', as the details of their etiology remain obscure. Four areas will be reviewed in this article: genetics; intestinal inflammation; the relationship between the gut flora and the mucosa; and medical therapy.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA. email@example.com
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
Nod2 Signaling Adaptor Protein
Pub Type(s)Journal Article