Petra Raeymaekers

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Apolipoprotein E (APOE) has been extensively demonstrated to be a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Associations of APOE genotype have been reported with age at AD onset, rate of decline, and responsiveness to therapy. This study aimed to test these hypotheses in a large study population of AD patients. APOE genotype was determined from(More)
BACKGROUND Duodenal hypersensitivity to acid and decreased duodenal clearance of exogenous acid have been reported in functional dyspepsia (FD). However, the relevance of these abnormalities to spontaneous duodenal acid exposure and dyspeptic symptoms in FD is unknown. AIMS To determine spontaneous duodenal acid exposure and its relationship with(More)
Previously, we demonstrated that intestinal inflammation leads to a postinflammatory loss of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-expressing myenteric neurones and motility disturbances. Here, we investigated whether high NO concentrations could be responsible for the decrease in NOS neurones. Myenteric neurone cultures, prepared from guinea-pig small intestine,(More)
Galanin modulates gastrointestinal motility by inhibiting the release of ACh from enteric neurons. It is, however, not known whether galanin also inhibits neuronal cholinergic transmission postsynaptically and whether galanin also reduces the action of other excitatory neurotransmitters. The aim of the present study was thus to investigate the effect of(More)
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