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:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... California Senate Bill (SB) 863, signed into law in ... 2013 and 2014, according to CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for California, 17th Edition , ... the study, medical payments per claim in California decreased 4 percent in 2013 and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... and financial planning services from offices headquartered in Hamilton County, is embarking on ... LuvFurMutts. , LuvFurMutts specializes in finding new homes for orphaned or neglected senior ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Coffey Agencies, a ... and commercial clients in the northern Alabama and Georgia regions, is embarking on ... 1977, Nobis Works has built a network of support and education facilities to ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Kenall Manufacturing, a leader in sealed healthcare lighting for more ... a multi-function, sealed, LED luminaire that meets the needs of everyone in the patient ... , A 2’ x 4’ model features four modes: reading, ambient, standard ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... S.L. (“Presence”) for a purchase price of approximately $17.4 million (net of ... annual revenue is approximately $13.2 million. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Presence is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  Valeant Pharmaceuticals ... TSX: VRX) ("Valeant") today announced positive results from ... study to assess the safety and efficacy of ... treatment of plaque psoriasis. Within ... with moderate to severe psoriasis, IDP-118 showed statistical ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Mederi Therapeutics Inc . hat die behördliche Zulassung durch ... gastroösophageale Refluxerkrankung (GERD) – in China angekündigt. ... ... Live Stretta procedure performed and broadcast during ... Endoscopy at Wuhan Union Hospital ...
(Date:12/8/2016)...  Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that it has been ... is the ninth time that the company received a ... Place to Work for LGBT Equality. Administered by the ... benchmarking report on corporate policies and practices related to ... employees. "We are committed to creating ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: