Gastrointestinal hormones and the gut connectome.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Provision of adequate nutrients by the gut is essential for survival and essential behaviors are linked to the proper ingestion and digestion of food. Recently, a new neural connection has been reported between sensory cells of the gut epithelium and the nervous system that mediates signals from the gut to the brain. RECENT FINDINGS: This review describes how the gut senses its environment, relays those signals to the brain, and how the brain influences the gut. SUMMARY: This gut-brain connection provides a pathway for how the body handles food.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ye, L; Liddle, RA

Published Date

  • February 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 9 - 14

PubMed ID

  • 27820704

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5815400

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1752-2978

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MED.0000000000000299


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England