Targeting of Transient Receptor Potential Channels in Digestive Disease

Daniel P. Poole, Tina Marie Lieu, Nicholas A. Veldhuis, Pradeep Rajasekhar, Nigel W. Bunnett

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Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels are expressed throughout the gastrointestinal tract and have functional roles as detectors of taste and visceral sensation, as well as mediators of motility and secretion. Altered TRP expression or dysregulation of TRP channel function is associated with the etiology of gastrointestinal disease, including visceral pain, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. This chapter summarizes the expression and functional roles of TRP channels in the gastrointestinal tract. The role of TRP channels in the development and maintenance of digestive diseases and the therapeutic potential of TRP channel modulators is also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTRP Channels as Therapeutic Targets
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Basic Science to Clinical Use
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780124200791
ISBN (Print)9780124200241
StatePublished - Apr 8 2015


  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Motility
  • Neurogenic inflammation
  • TRP channels
  • Visceral pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences


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