Is abdominal discomfort a “colonic itch”? Identification of itch specific pathways in the gut in health and disease. [ 2015 - 2018 ]

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Researchers: A/Pr Stuart Brierley (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Daniel Poole

Brief description Chronic abdominal pain is a major worldwide problem. TGR5 and Mrgpr receptors are expressed by neuronal pathways innervating the skin, where they detect irritants and transmit itch. Our novel, innovative project shows a similar pathway exists within the viscera, which plays a major and unappreciated role in chronic abdominal pain. These receptors represent novel targets for therapeutic treatment, potentially creating multibillion-dollar savings to the Australian economy and healthcare systems.

Funding Amount $AUD 906,996.75

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