Calcium Phosphate Particles in Stomach Are Highly Porous; Capable of Trapping & Transporting Antigens to Instestinal Immune Cells; May Be Involved in Diseases Like Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis

There are numerous studies related to the absorption of nutrients from the stomach because understanding what happens in our digestive system is crucial, for example, in order to be able to avoid in the future some of the diseases that affect part of the population to a lesser or greater extent. In the UK, a group of researchers from the Medical Research Council, led by Professor Dr. Jonathan J. Powell, have been working along these lines for years. They have led various studies of this type, the latest of which is a study in which 16 institutions from various countries participated, including the University of Cadiz in Spain. As a result of this international study, an article entitled “An Endogenous Nanomineral Chaperones Luminal Antigen and Peptidoglycan to Intestinal Immune Cells” has been published in the April 2015 issue of Nature Nanotechnology. In this article, the formation of calcium phosphate in the stomach, its function, and its direct relationship with the immune system are analyzed from an innovative perspective. In fact, the origin of digestive diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease is possibly explained, opening up a new line of research, unknown until now, and which, in the long term, could result in the development of drugs that may alleviate the dire effects of these diseases. In order to better understand the important role of Spain’s Dr. Juan Carlos Hernández-Garrido (photo) in this study, it is important to know that the University of Cadiz is an international reference point in electronic microscopy and there are very few experts in the tri-dimensional characterization of materials using electronic microscopy, an area in which Dr. Hernández-Garrido is a specialist. In addition, it should be noted that Dr.
Login Or Register To Read Full Story