Novel Cytokine Protects Mice from Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affects more than 1 million patients in North America, results from an uncontrolled immune response triggered by environmental factors, such as bacteria, in people genetically predisposed to the disorder. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Senior author of the research report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is Jesus Rivera-Nieves, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center physician in the Division of Gastroenterology. | Read the abstract of the report

Dr. Rivera-Nieves and research team.

Pictured above: Dr. Rivera-Nieves (far right) and research team members Charles Dinarello, Colm Collins, Matthew Lebsack, and Eóin McNamee from the University of Colorado.