Francesca Vitari

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BACKGROUND The enteric nervous system (ENS) contains chemically coded populations of neurons that serve specific functions for the control of the gastrointestinal tract. The ability of neurons to modify their chemical code in response to luminal changes has recently been discovered. It is possible that enteric neuronal plasticity may sustain the(More)
Ghrelin is involved in many biological processes, ranging from appetite regulation and the release of growth hormone to the regulation of gastrointestinal motility and secretion processes. Ghrelin expression is not homogenously distributed throughout the gastrointestinal tract; expression is species-specific and can also depend on the animal age. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Physiology of the exocrine pancreas has been well studied in domestic and in laboratory animals as well as in humans. However, it remains quite unknown in wildlife mammals. Roe deer and cattle (including calf) belong to different families but have a common ancestor. This work aimed to evaluate in the Roe deer, the adaptation to diet of the(More)
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