Effects of topical treatment of sodium butyrate and 5-aminosalicylic acid on expression of trefoil factor 3, interleukin 1beta, and nuclear factor kappa B in trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid induced colitis in rats
Okay. The biochemistry in just the title of this one reminds me of how hard I tried to stay awake in biochemistry class. I’ve just included this to piggyback on the above article. Basically, healthy bacterial flora coupled with soluble fiber produces butyrate. Butyrate has consistently shown to produce anti inflammatory and anti cancer effects in the GI tract.