Andreas Fischer

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Barrier dysfunction is pivotal to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and collagenous colitis. Glucocorticoids restore barrier function in Crohn's disease, but whether this reflects attenuated inflammation or an epithelial-specific action has not yet been addressed. Using filter-grown Caco-2 monolayers as an in vitro model of the(More)
Intestinal barrier dysfunction is pivotal in the etiology of inflammatory bowel diseases. Combined clinical and endoscopic remission ("mucosal healing") in patients who received anti-TNF-α therapies suggests restitution of the intestinal barrier, but the mechanisms involved are largely unknown. We therefore investigated the impact of the anti-TNF-α antibody(More)
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