Role of insular cortex in visceral hypersensitivity model in rats subjected to chronic stress.

@article{Yi2014RoleOI,
  title={Role of insular cortex in visceral hypersensitivity model in rats subjected to chronic stress.},
  author={Lisha Yi and Huihui Sun and Chao Ge and Yin Chen and Haixia Peng and Yuanxi Jiang and Ping Wu and Yinhan Tang and Qingwei Meng and Shuchang Xu},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2014},
  volume={220 3},
  pages={1138-43}
}
Abnormal processing of visceral sensation at the level of the central nervous system has been proven to be important in the pathophysiologic mechanisms of stress related functional gastrointestinal disorders. However, the specific mechanism is still not clear. The insular cortex (IC) was considered as one important visceral sensory area. Moreover, the IC has been shown to be involved in various neuropsychiatric diseases such as panic disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. However… CONTINUE READING