Research Group for the Study of Digestive Motility and its Alteration in Chronic diseases
The Research Group for the Study of Gastrointestinal Motility, recognized as a research group since 1999, focuses on the study of gastrointestinal motility and its disorders (dismotility) associated with different chronic pathologies, such as Alzheimer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diverticulosis, neurodegenerative diseases or disorders of swallowing or defecation. The studies conducted both in animal models and in human tissue samples, as well as clinical studies aim to deep in the understanding of the pathogenesis of dismotility and the development of new therapeutic targets. Specific objectives of the group are: the influence of the microbiota and the immune system in visceral sensitivity, the study of purinergic innervation, swallowing disorders in the elderly and in patients with neurological pathologies and motor disorders in chronic colon.
Ref. SGR-2017 0772