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Intestinal mucus potentially improves life of people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease

Article Date: Friday 27 09 13 07:50:56
Article Source: News-Medical.Net Ulcerative Colitis News Feed
Main Article Link: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130927/Intestinal-mucus-potentially-improves-life-of-people-suffering-from-inflammatory-bowel-disease.aspx

Researchers at Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions M-diques (IMIM) in Barcelona, in collaboration with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and other U.S. Institutions, have found that intestinal mucus not only acts as a physical barrier against commensal bacteria and dietary antigens, but also prevents the onset of inflammatory reactions against these agents.
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