Scientists target possible cause of one form of Bowel Disease

For those with bowel disease this is a great breakthrough.

ClinicalNews.Org

Public release date: 2-Aug-2010

– research has linked a shortage of glutamine in the gut with the seepage of toxins and bacteria through the intestinal wall, irritating nerves and creating disease symptoms

Chemical structure of the amino acid glutamine Chemical structure of the amino acid glutamine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scientists say that trying to generate glutamine in the disordered bowel by silencing this RNA segment could open up a whole new way of thinking about treating the diarrhea-predominant type of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In the meantime, they are making plans to conduct a clinical trial to see if glutamine supplements could also reduce common IBS symptoms.

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