Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Molecular basis for mechanosensitivity of esophageal enteric neurons (EMN)|
Ravinder K. Mittal
||San Diego, CA
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||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| July 2018 -
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Introduction: Impaired lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxation is the hallmark of achalasia esophagus and spastic motor disorders of the esophagus. On the other hand, excessive LES relaxation (transient LES relaxation) leads to reflux disease. Therefore, LES dysfunction contributes to significant morbidity and health related costs. Our current understanding is that the LES relaxation is neurogenic, mediated by vagus nerve which synapses with the inhibitory motor neurons of the myenteric plex...
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