Olivia I. Kober

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The intestinal microbiota has become a relevant aspect of human health. Microbial colonization runs in parallel with immune system maturation and plays a role in intestinal physiology and regulation. Increasing evidence on early microbial contact suggest that human intestinal microbiota is seeded before birth. Maternal microbiota forms the first microbial(More)
Intestinal homeostasis is maintained by a hierarchy of immune defenses acting in concert to minimize contact between luminal microorganisms and the intestinal epithelial cell surface. The intestinal mucus layer, covering the gastrointestinal tract epithelial cells, contributes to mucosal homeostasis by limiting bacterial invasion. In this study, we used γδ(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS beta3 Adrenoceptor (beta3-AR) is expressed on adipocytes and enteric neurons. GW427353 is a human selective beta3-AR agonist with visceral analgesic effects. Some of its effects may involve release of somatostatin (SST) and actions on enteric neurons. The aim of this study was to investigate the mode of action of GW427353 in human(More)
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