This is a clinical trial of UDCA and MTX in the treatment of patients with PBC. UDCA appears to protect against the cytotoxic effects of endogenous bile acids that accumulate as a result of bile duct destruction. BMT is being shown to improve liver tests, symptoms and liver histology in a small number of precirrhotic patients with PBC. The mechanism of action is unknown but is felt to be related to anti-inflammatory-immunosuppressive effects of MTX.

Project Start
1997-12-01
Project End
1998-11-30
Budget Start
1997-10-01
Budget End
1998-09-30
Support Year
38
Fiscal Year
1998
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Emory University
Department
Type
DUNS #
042250712
City
Atlanta
State
GA
Country
United States
Zip Code
30322
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