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Protein may be target for Crohn's therapy

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12:12pm, October 31, 2001

A protein called MIF–short for macrophage migration inhibitory factor–plays a central role in the process of inflammation. Researchers now report that MIF's actions extend to the intestines. Their findings suggest that the protein perpetuates the chronic inflammation that characterizes Crohn's disease, a painful gut disorder.

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