Belkind Gerson, Jaime MS

University of Colorado Denver


Defining the Role of Enteric Nervous System Dysfunction in Gastrointestinal Motor and Sensory Abnormalities in Down Syndrome

Belkind Gerson, JaimeFrank, Daniel NSullivan, Kelly D

Individuals with Down syndrome are predisposed to a wide range of co-occurring conditions, including many gastrointestinal conditions. This proposal will test the hypothesis that innate alterations in inflammation, metabolism, and the microbiome result in enteric nervous system dysfunction that drives these conditions. Insights from these studies could not only increase our understanding of gastrointestinal disease in Down syndrome, but also identify new therapeutic strategies for their management.