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BACKGROUND & AIMS Sensory neuropeptides modulate the mucosal response to inflammation in experimental colitis. Because nerve growth factor (NGF) regulates the expression of neuropeptides such as substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and is implicated as a link between the nervous system and the immune system in the inflammatory process, we(More)
Recently we demonstrated that sensory denervation with the neurotoxin capsaicin worsened the inflammation in an acute and chronic model of experimental colitis, which suggests a protective role of sensory nerve fibers during gut inflammation. Because we could demonstrate that sensory neuropeptides like Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and substance P(More)
OBJECTIVES Neurotrophins and GDNF have been recently recognized as important local regulators of inflammatory processes of the gut. RESULTS We now demonstrate that experimental TNBS-colitis is associated with the increased expression of neurotrophins and GDNF in the adrenal glands. In histological sections of the adrenals from untreated control animals,(More)
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