Telocytes in Crohn’s disease

  title={Telocytes in Crohn’s disease},
  author={Anna Franca Milia and Martina Ruffo and Mirko Manetti and Irene Rosa and Dalila Conte and Marilena Fazi and Luca Messerini and Lidia Ibba-Manneschi},
  booktitle={Journal of cellular and molecular medicine},
Crohn's disease (CD) is a relapsing chronic inflammatory disorder that may involve all the gastrointestinal tract with a prevalence of terminal ileum. Intestinal lesions have a characteristic discontinuous and segmental distribution and may affect all layers of the gut wall. Telocytes (TC), a peculiar type of stromal cells, have been recently identified in a variety of tissues and organs, including gastrointestinal tract of humans and mammals. Several roles have been proposed for TC, including… CONTINUE READING