German/UK researchers find Ulcerative Colitis gene!

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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)

There is much hope for all of us.
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   Posted 10/6/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Just read that, pretty interesting. So what does this mean for us? New forms of medication?
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   Posted 10/6/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, as it says in the article "The administration of interleukin 10 (IL10) to individuals with colitis has been reported to have a positive effect in initial studies, although this potential therapy has not been assessed more thoroughly.

Professor Jack Satsangi a gastroenterology expert at the University of Edinburgh said previous research on IL10 as a treatment had focused on another inflammatory bowel condition, Crohn's disease.

"It may be that it didn't work in Crohn's disease but it's worth pursuing in ulcerative colitis," he said.

"There are also issues about whether it should be delivered systemically - orally, intravenously - or directly into the gut."

Hopefully interleukin 10 (IL10) will provide relief for UCers because it didn't seem to help CDers the way they had hoped it would.

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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope they do some trials with it for UC soon! Thanks for posting...
- female 41, diagnosed ulcerative colitis Feb 2005
- just got off prednisone after a 5month taper from 80mg down to 0mg!!
- currently 6-MP/mercaptopurine/purinethol 75 mg, asacol/mesalamine 4800mg (4 pills x 3 times day), Canasa 1000mg nightly
- VSL#3, fiber supplements, multivitamin, chewable calcium, fish oil, biotin, sometimes iron pills

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   Posted 10/7/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope they start trials/meds for this soon (or right now).
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