Project: Influence of aging on the innervation, signal transduction and smooth muscle activity of the gastro-intestinal tract.
- project duration
- 01-OCT-93 – 31-DEC-99
- In contrast to research on the influence of aging on the cardiovascular system, the influence of aging on the gastro-intestinal system was less studied up to now. Yet, gastro-intestinal symptoms such as syspepsia and obstipation are more frequently observed in aging people. The aim of the present study is to investigate the influence of aging on the innervation, signal transduction and smooth muscle cell activity of the upper gastro-intestinal tract.