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The enteric nervous system is the division of the autonomic nervous system that provides intrinsic control of the gastrointestinal system. We have shown that following intracerebral inoculation, prions can be found in the gastrointestinal tract where they cause pathological changes in neurons and glia cells (Lawson et al Gut 2010). Current research is focused on understanding the cause of neuronal and glia cell changes and the consequence of these changes on gastrointestinal function and disease transmission.
Pathology (in vivo models, immunohistochemistry, western immunoblot, neurophysiology).