Researchers Discover New Genetic Candidates For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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shawn12
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   Posted 6/26/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Researchers Discover New Genetic Candidates For Irritable Bowel Syndrome


"Most people associate serotonin with brain neurology, but over 95 percent of the body's serotonin occurs in the gastrointestinal tract, which has a complex neuronal circuit that has been called "the second brain" of the body. Now a Mayo Clinic research team has identified a number of genetic variants in serotonin genes that impact

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shawn12
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   Posted 6/27/2010 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
FYI


Video Corner: Serotonin

Increasingly our understanding of IBS is that it is a heterogeneous disorder – that is, multiple factors contribute to the well defined symptoms of the disorder. One of these suspected underlying dysfunctions involves serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter or messenger to nerves. Most serotonin in the body is in cells that line the gut where it senses what is going on and through receptors signals nerves that stimulate a response. The serotonin must then be reabsorbed (a process called re-uptake) into cells. This process appears to be disrupted in people with IBS.


Serotonin and SERT<BR>How does serotonin affect gut function? An interview with Gary M. Mawe, PhD, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Dr. Mawe is a basic scientist.

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Joan M
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   Posted 6/27/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
shocked  Thanks Shawn some very interesting stuff.

shawn12
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   Posted 6/27/2010 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Joan, they have known this for quite sometime now. IT is an important gut neurotransmitter that plays a major role in digestions as well as an important role in singaling to the brain pain from the gut.
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