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BACKGROUND:Antibodies to Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae) (ASCA) and porin protein-C of Escherichia coli (anti-OmpC) are associated with disease phenotype and may be of diagnostic importance(More)
BACKGROUND Antibodies directed against Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ASCA), perinuclear components of neutrophils (pANCA), and porin protein C of Escherichia coli (anti-OmpC) are reported to be(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic autoantibodies (PAB) and goblet cell autoantibodies (GAB) are specific for Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), but the sensitivity alone is low. Conventional(More)
BACKGROUND NOD1/CARD4, a member of the pattern-recognition receptor family, is a perfect candidate as a susceptibility gene for Crohn's disease. Since only limited and conflicting data are available(More)
OBJECTIVE MDR1 (ABCB1), a member of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, is an attractive candidate gene for the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and perhaps for response to(More)