Sikandar A Mesiya

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Transforming growth alpha (TGFalpha) and sensory neurons have been shown to promote gastric mucosal protection and healing. Aims were to examine in vitro interactions between gastric sensory neurons, the sensory neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), and TGFalpha. METHODS Gastric mucosal/submucosal tissue fragments from(More)
BACKGROUND The appendix may be an immune modulator of the gut, and its absence may lead to an increase in gastrointestinal illnesses. If this is true, we may expect patients needing endoscopy to have a higher prevalence of previous appendectomy. METHODS We did a case-control study at the University of Oklahoma Hospital for 13 months. Subjects having(More)
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