Involvement of interstitial cells of Cajal in the pathogenesis of diabetic gastroparesis [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Also known as: Diabetes and the gastrointestinal tract

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Elizabeth Beckett (Principal investigator)

Brief description Diabetics commonly suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating and nausea. We have preliminary evidence that interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), which are essential for normal gut motility, are particularly vunerable to damage in diabetes. The goal of this study is to determine how the loss of ICC in diabetes leads to delayed gastric emptying. Our overall aim is to identify potential therapeutic targets for improved treatment of diabetes-related gastrointestinal motility disorders.

Funding Amount $AUD 386,104.04

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes New Investigator Grant

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