Edelblum KL, Washington MK, Koyama T, Robine S, Baccarini M, Polk DB. Raf protects against colitis by promoting mouse colon epithelial cell survival through NF-kappaB. Gastroenterology. 2008 Aug;135(135). 539-51. PMID: 18598699 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC2640938 NIHMSID: NIHMS88948.
Raf-1 kinase is a key regulator of a number of cellular processes, which promote the maintenance of a healthy colon epithelium. This study addresses the role of Raf in epithelial cell survival in response to dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced injury and inflammation.