Intestinal serotonin acts as a paracrine substance to mediate vagal signal transmission evoked by luminal factors in the rat.

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The vagus nerve conveys primary afferent information produced by a meal to the brainstem. Serotonin (5-HT), which abounds in intestinal enterochromaffin cells, is released in response to various stimuli. We have recently demonstrated that 5-HT released from intestinal enterochromaffin cells activates 5-HT3 receptors on vagal afferent fibres to mediate… (More)

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@article{Zhu2001IntestinalSA, title={Intestinal serotonin acts as a paracrine substance to mediate vagal signal transmission evoked by luminal factors in the rat.}, author={J X Zhu and Xiaoyang Zhu and Chung Owyang and Y Li}, journal={The Journal of physiology}, year={2001}, volume={530 Pt 3}, pages={431-42} }