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Project: Study of the rol of leptin in the mucosal immune system of the bowel

project duration
01-OCT-03 – 30-SEP-07
abstract
Leptin is a cytokine with an important role in the regulation of energy and weight and – according to the recent literature- also in the regulation of the immune response. In this project we will explore the effects of leptin on the immune and epithelial cells in the bowel and its potential role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.