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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Urocortins (Ucns) 1, 2 and 3 are corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF)-related neuropeptides and may be involved in neural regulation of colonic motor functions. Nevertheless, details of the neural mechanism of action for Ucns have been unclear. We have, here, tested the hypothesis that Ucns act in the enteric nervous system (ENS) to(More)
  • S Liu, J Chang, +8 authors A Bhargava
  • Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official…
  • 2016
BACKGROUND Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) mediates our body's overall responses to stress. The role of central CRF in stress-stimulated colonic motility is well characterized. We hypothesized that transient perturbation in expression of enteric CRF is sufficient to change stress-induced colonic motor and secretory responses. METHODS Sprague-Dawley(More)
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