New UC research of interest

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   Posted 11/13/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
We all know that TNF-Alpha is one of the things that can be blocked to treat UC using medications such as Remicade, but some recent research from China has shown that TNF-A works in a synergistic way with another protein, MMP-1.

Its their action together that "appears" to cause the physical damage to the colon.

Thought some of you might be interested in this.
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Post Edited (Severin) : 11/13/2007 4:37:56 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/13/2007 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
The site came up all jumbled for me
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   Posted 11/15/2007 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried to look at this too - must be a problem with that article. Other articles came up fine. This one however, had text that was super big!
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