Novel transmitters in brain stem vagal neurocircuitry: New players on the pitch

Mehmet Bülbül, R. Alberto Travagli

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Abstract

The last few decades have seen a major increase in the number of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides recognized as playing a role in brain stem neurocircuits, including those involved in homeostatic functions such as stress responsiveness, gastrointestinal motility, feeding, and/or arousal/wakefulness. This minireview will focus on the known physiological role of three of these novel neuropeptides, i.e., apelin, nesfatin-1, and neuropeptide-S, with a special emphasis on their hypothetical roles in vagal signaling related to gastrointestinal motor functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)G20-G26
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Volume315
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Physiology (medical)

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