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The knotty problem of enterochromaffin cells and gastro-intestinal function: Unravelling cause and effect [ 2008 - 2011 ]

Also known as: The role of enterochromaffin cells in gut function

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/510202]

Researchers: Dr Paul Bertrand (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Lu Liu

Brief description It is crucial to understand how the food we eat controls the secretions and movements of a healthy or a diseased gastrointestinal (GI) system. One way control is achieved involves the release of serotonin (5-HT) from the enterochromaffin cells present in the epithelial lining of the intestine. This is the subject of our proposal and our results will help us to understand the causes of GI disorders and help to formulate new treatments.

Funding Amount $AUD 403,097.54

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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