Navigation Links
New Clues for Treating Ulcerative Colitis
Date:6/16/2010

Scientists spot chemical tied to remission of the debilitating bowel disease

WEDNESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical that may trigger remission in people with ulcerative colitis has been identified by Canadian researchers.

The team at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, found that ulcerative colitis patients in long-term remission have elevated levels of prostaglandin D2. Previous research in rats found that this chemical plays an important role in healing and remission of the disease.

"The levels of prostaglandin D2 were only elevated in those patients in long-term remission, and that suggests it is a key factor in preventing new episodes of ulcerative colitis," John Wallace, director of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster, said in a university news release.

Wallace, a professor of medicine at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, said the finding may help lead to a new treatment for ulcerative colitis and possibly to Crohn's disease as well.

Ulcerative colitis involves a chronic inflammation of the inner lining of the rectum and colon that can lead to abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, bleeding and weight loss. The condition affects millions of people worldwide. Treatment options are still limited, however, and most people are never cured.

The study was published June 14 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about ulcerative colitis.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: McMaster University, June 14, 2010, news release.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Gene Mutations Offer Clues to Autoimmune Disorders
2. Cysts hold clues to pancreatic cancer
3. Tracking PSA Test Results Over Time Gives Clues to Cancer
4. New Clues to Treating Immune System Disorders
5. New Clues to Treating an Aggressive Breast Cancer
6. Pigs Yield Clues to Cystic Fibrosis-Related Lung Disease
7. New Clues Shed Light on Sperm Function, Male Fertility
8. Ovarian cancer study offers vital clues for new therapies
9. Change in breast density over time provides clues about breast cancer risk
10. Lab that probes genetic clues to disease is poised for major expansion
11. More Clues Emerge on How HIV Infects Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Clues for Treating Ulcerative Colitis
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition ... the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market ... can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , ... mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. ... EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading ... to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York ... globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, ... in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program ... investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On ... Christian identity. “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William ... several great-grandchildren. As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)...  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy ... one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, ... list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To ... soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader ... to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... --  Montrium , an industry leader in powerful ... Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness Conference ( ... Services has selected eTMF Connect to ... a leading European contract research organization (CRO), will ... enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve compliance and ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ... for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid ... data are needed to further evaluate the safety of ... RA. "We ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: