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BACKGROUND & AIMS Symptoms of constipation are extremely common, especially in the elderly. The present study aim to identify an efficacious treatment strategy for constipation by evaluating the secretion-promoting and laxative effect of a herbal compound, naringenin, on intestinal epithelial anion secretion and a rat constipation model, respectively. (More)
In the present study, the intracellular regulatory pathways involved in the adrenalin-stimulated chloride secretion across T84 cells were investigated. Biphasic characteristics were observed in the Isc response to the basolateral addition of adrenalin (0.25 nM-100 microM). The biphasic response was almost abolished by removing ambient Cl(-). Chloride(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Disturbed gastrointestinal (GI) motility can be associated with smooth muscle abnormalities and dysfunction. Exploring innovative approaches that can modulate the disturbed colonic motility are of great importance for clinical therapeutics. Naringenin, a flavonoid presented in many traditional Chinese herbal medicines, has(More)
TMT (trimethyltin chloride), an organotin, is ubiquitous in the environment. The consumption of contaminated food may cause exposure of the human diet to this toxic compound. The present study was to investigate the effects of TMT on the regulation of ion transport across the rat distal colon. The rat colonic mucosa was mounted in Ussing chambers. The(More)
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