Eosinophil granulocytes are activated during the remission phase of ulcerative colitis.

@article{Lampinen2005EosinophilGA,
  title={Eosinophil granulocytes are activated during the remission phase of ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Maria Lampinen and Anders R{\"o}nnblom and Kamyar Amin and Gudj{\'o}n Kristj{\'a}nsson and Fredrik Rorsman and Per Sangfelt and Bengt S{\"a}fsten and Martin Otto Werner Wagner and Alkwin Wanders and Ola Winqvist and Marie Carlson},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2005},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={1714-20}
}
AIM The aim of this study was to establish a method of investigating intestinal eosinophil and neutrophil granulocytes by flow cytometry, and to compare the distribution and activity of these cells in different stages of ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS Biopsy samples were taken from six locations of the entire colon and from the terminal ileum in 10 patients with active total UC, 10 patients with inactive total UC, eight patients with active distal UC, and 11 control subjects. Cell… CONTINUE READING

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