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2009-06-16 13:14:42

A bladder disorder common to humans and cats may originate in the nervous system, U.S. researchers say. The study of chemicals found in blood samples, published in Analyst, suggests tryptophan -- an essential amino acid -- is processed in those with a painful bladder disorder called interstitial cystitis in a way that may affect how brain signals are transmitted. Senior author Tony Buffington of Ohio State University in Columbus and colleagues collected samples from cats with feline...

2009-06-15 14:29:32

A marker in the blood of both cats and humans that was identified in a recent study might signal both species' susceptibility for a painful bladder disorder called interstitial cystitis, a condition that is often difficult to diagnose.Follow-up studies of the chemicals that appeared in blood samples suggest that the way tryptophan, an essential amino acid, is processed in cats and humans with interstitial cystitis ultimately could affect the way signals are transmitted in the brain. The...


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