Targets for treatment of digestive disorders

Grant number: 566696 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011



Disorders of intestinal movement (motility) are common and cause considerable suffering, absenteeism and social disruption. Disorders include motility disturbances that occur in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); constipation, which is a considerable problem in the aged; slow transit disorders; and diarrhoea. The movements of the intestine are controlled by the enteric nervous system. This project aims to find targets for therapy of motility disorders within the enteric nervous system