Effects of intestinal inflammation on functioning of enteric neurons: from animal models to humans [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Inflammation and neurons in the gut

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Researchers: A/Pr Kulmira Nurgali (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Simon Brookes

Brief description Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two debilitating conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), affect more than 61,000 Australians. There is no cure for IBD. All gut functions are controlled by enteric neurons in the gut wall. Inflammation causes damage and death of these neurons leading to gut dysfunctions. This is the first study defining the classes of human enteric neurons affected by inflammation. This study will test several potential new targets for the treatment of IBD.

Funding Amount $AUD 345,206.45

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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