Role of cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease.

  title={Role of cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Fausto Sanchez-Munoz and Aar{\'o}n Dom{\'i}nguez-L{\'o}pez and Jes{\'u}s K Yamamoto-Furusho},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={14 27},
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), represents a group of chronic disorders characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, typically with a relapsing and remitting clinical course. Mucosal macrophages play an important role in the mucosal immune system, and an increase in the number of newly recruited monocytes and activated macrophages has been noted in the inflamed gut of patients with IBD. Activated macrophages are… CONTINUE READING