CMV infection in inflammatory bowel disease
Prof. Holm Uhlig
Samples and data
Institution or company
University of Oxford
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has a massive – but subclinical - impact on host immunity, Despite its long association with the gut, however, little is known about its impact in the steady state and interaction with genetic risk factors.
We aim to replicate and confirm findings that CMV infection is associated with the development of ulcerated colitis (UC) and to define the relationship to known UC genetic risk factors.