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Pancreatitis Research News: Researchers identify novel mechanism that protects pancreas from digestive enzymes

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(SOURCE: UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER) – UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which the stress hormone FGF21 keeps digestive enzymes from damaging the pancreas. The research, published online this month in Cell Metabolism, points to the possibility of new therapies for pancreatitis, a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas. Pancreatitis can have many causes, […]