File(s) under permanent embargo

Reason: Under embargo until June 2024. After this date a copy can be supplied under Section 51(2) of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 by submitting a document delivery request through your library, or by emailing

A Prospective Study to Assess The Role of Interleukin-38 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

posted on 04.06.2021, 08:23 by MANJEET KAUR SANDHU
This thesis examines the role of Interleukin-38 in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a gastrointestinal condition that impacts patient's quality of life. Interleukin-38 is a new molecule in its early research phase. In my thesis, I found that there is an increase in the level of Interleukin-38 in the gut of IBD patients. This increase in Interleukin-38 may reduce gut inflammation in these patients and improve their symptoms. This work is important as it sets the scene for future research to ultimately address the question: Is there a potential role for Interleukin-38 as a therapy in IBD patients?


Principal supervisor

Gregory Moore

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Medicine - Monash Health

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Usage metrics