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)