Potential biomarkers in Crohn’s show promise

New research which identifies a number of protein signals linked to Crohn’s could “have a profound effect on future molecular diagnosis” of the disease, its authors say.

The team from the French National Institute of Agricultural Research used an innovative technique to profile proteins of large numbers of intestinal bacteria in six patients with Crohn’s and six controls.

They identified 12 bacterial protein signals and one human protein signal (GP2) that were associated with the disruption of the