Presence of a marked nonneuronal cholinergic system in human colon: study of normal colon and colon in ulcerative colitis.

@article{Jnsson2007PresenceOA,
  title={Presence of a marked nonneuronal cholinergic system in human colon: study of normal colon and colon in ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Maria J{\"o}nsson and Orjan Norrg{\aa}rd and Sture Forsgren},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={
          1347-56
        }
}
BACKGROUND The body has not only a neuronal but also a nonneuronal cholinergic system. Both systems are likely to be very important, particularly in inflammatory conditions. The patterns and importance of the nonneuronal cholinergic system in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are largely unknown. METHODS The colons of UC and non-UC patients were examined for expression patterns of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT), vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT), and the muscarinic receptor of… CONTINUE READING