Inflammatory Bowel Disease Impairs Artery Function in GI Tract

Article title: Role of perivascular nerve and sensory neurotransmitter dysfunction in inflammatory bowel disease

Authors: Charles E. Norton, Elizabeth A. Grunz-Borgmann, Marcia L. Hart, Benjamin W. Jones, Craig L. Franklin, Erika M. Boerman

From the authors: “Our study is the first to show that [inflammatory bowel disease] causes profound impairment of sensory vasodilation and inhibition of sympathetic vasoconstriction in mesenteric arteries.”

This study is highlighted as one of May’s “best of the best” as part of the American Physiological Society’s APSselect program.