Worms and the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Are Molecules the Answer?

@article{Ruyssers2008WormsAT,
  title={Worms and the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease:  Are 
                        Molecules the Answer?},
  author={Nathalie E. Ruyssers and Benedicte Y De Winter and Joris G. De Man and Alex Loukas and Arnold G. Herman and Paul A. Pelckmans and Tom G. Moreels},
  journal={Clinical and Developmental Immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={2008},
  pages={417 - 429}
}
The lack of exposure to helminth infections, as a result of improved living standards and medical conditions, may have contributed to the increased incidence of IBD in the developed world. Epidemiological, experimental, and clinical data sustain the idea that helminths could provide protection against IBD. Studies investigating the underlying mechanisms by which helminths might induce such protection have revealed the importance of regulatory pathways, for example, regulatory T-cells. Further… CONTINUE READING
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