Possible Role of Prostanoids as Mediators in the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The etiology of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease is still not known. Various themes were suggested: allergic, dietary, infectious, autoimmune, vascular, psychosomatic and others, but none has so far yielded any conclusive answers. Irrespective of the specific etiology, the possibility that prostanoids may have a role as mediators in the inflammatory process and in the alteration in intestinal secretory and absorptive function in IBD was explored in the present study.
KeywordsAspirin Sedimentation Adenosine Diarrhea Pyruvate
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