The role of Axin2+ stem cells in ulcer healing during colitis.
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Clinical Science R&D
October 2016 -
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A major cause of colon removal surgery in veterans with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a failure of medically-induced mucosal healing. Mucosal healing is a reliable clinical marker of recovery after IBD therapy as it is associated with durable clinical remission. Despite the importance of mucosal repair, we continue to have a poor understanding of many of the cellular and molecular elements that mediate ulcer healing. The current proposal foc...