Human Gut Transport – University of Copenhagen

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Human Gut Transport

The Human Gut Transport Lab has developed a mini-ussing chamber due to the fact that it has been difficult to study functional receptors and related diseases in the human gastrointestinal tract at a cellular level.

In the mini-ussing chamber, gut endoscopic biopsies may be mounted with air suction for the study of neuro-, endo-, and paracrine receptor subtypes involved in epithelial transport.

Our aim

We seek to characterize especially functional receptor subtypes for serotonin and prostaglandins in human duodenum and colon.


Current research

Serotonergic receptors: We determine serotonergic receptors involved in duodenal secretion combined with studies of control and dyspeptic patient with a focus on ulcus. 

Prostaglandin E2 receptors: We determine the prostaglandin E2 receptors in control and colorectal cancer patients with the purpose of revealing links between the cancer disease and expression of various E2 subtype receptors.

Get to know more about our research either by contacting us or by reading some of our publications.