Special Issue "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: From Pathophysiology to Novel Therapeutic Approaches"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 8697
2. State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology, Key Laboratory for Sericulture Functional Genomics & Biotechnology of Agricultural Ministry, Southwest University, Beibei, Chongqing, 400716, China
Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); Ulcerative Colitis (UC); Colitis-Associated Cancer (CAC); Drug Delivery Systems (DDSs); natural lipid nanoparticles; natural/genetically modified silk fibroin nanoparticles
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic conditions affecting the digestive tract, with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) as the two main forms. The exact cause of IBD is unknown, but a combination of genetic and environmental factors is believed to be involved. The disease is characterized by a range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss, and malnutrition. The pathophysiology of IBD involves an abnormal immune response in the gut, leading to chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal lining. Treating IBD has been a challenge for the medical community due to the complexity of the disease and limited understanding of its pathophysiology. Current therapies include medications reducing inflammation, such as corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, and biologic therapies, but these can have significant side effects and may not be effective for all patients. Innovative therapeutic approaches for IBD, including stem cell transplantation, fecal microbiota transplantation, and modulation of the gut microbiome, are currently under investigation. Researchers are also exploring targeted therapies targeting the underlying causes of IBD, such as novel drug delivery platforms based on micro- and nanotechnology. Significant advances have been made in understanding the mechanisms of IBD and developing new therapeutic approaches in recent years. This Special Issue aims to publish the latest research advances in IBD and bring together researchers and clinical doctors participating in IBD research. Global experts will discuss topics such as the mechanisms of IBD, research advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of IBD.
Dr. Dingpei Long
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- inflammatory bowel disease
- crohn's disease
- ulcerative colitis
- chronic inflammation
- pathophysiological mechanisms
- therapeutic approaches
- stem cell transplantation
- fecal microbiota transplantation
- gut microbiome
- targeted therapies