Pain-Sensing Neurons Help Prevent Gut Inflammation

Gut Inflammation Stomach Inflammation Treatment

Summary: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) mainly occurs due to autoimmunity. Thus, most medicines focus on modulating immune responses. However, a new study shows that those with altered or reduced gut pain sensation may be more prone to IBD. It appears that pain-sensing neurons expressing TRPV1 protein also secrete substance P. This substance P modulates gut […]