Gastrointestinal Transport and Absorption : NIDDK

Gastrointestinal Transport and Absorption

The Gastrointestinal Transport and Absorption Program supports research on the process of food digestion, and absorption and transport in the gastrointestinal tract, including the synthesis and assembly of digestive enzymes; the transport of water, ions, sugars, amino acids, peptides, lipids, vitamins, and macromolecules; and the formation, structure, and function of chylomicrons. Other areas of research focus on the regulation of gene expression in the gastrointestinal tract; the structure and function of the gut mucosa; the cytoskeletal structure and contractility in brush borders; the growth and differentiation of gastrointestinal cells in normal and disease states; intestinal transplantation, storage, and preservation; and gastrointestinal tissue injury, repair, and regeneration. Also supported are studies on gastrointestinal diseases such as maldigestion and malabsorption syndromes.

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Ken May, Director; Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrinology Program Director; Gastrointestinal Transport and Absorption Program.

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