How the intestinal microenvironment controls propulsion and mixing of food in the gut: parallel transduction pathways [ 2009 - 2013 ]

Also known as: How nutrients and other gut contents produce the gut movements essential to the digestion of food and excretion of waste

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Researchers: Prof Joel Bornstein (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Paul Bertrand Prof Laura Parry Dr Evan Thomas

Brief description This project will identify the mechanisms that control the mixing of food with digestive juices, the absoprtion of nutrients from the gut to the blood stream and the excretion of waste. Disruption of these processes causes significant health problems and is associated with normal aging and many diseases. We will identify nutrients and other food components (eg spices) that switch gut from mixing to propulsion and hence identify targets to treat disorders of gut movement.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,157,350.87

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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