Title: An automated sensitive approach for measuring whole gut transit time
Commonly used methods to measure whole gut transit time in rodents have yet to combine high sensitivity, objectivity, and automation. We have developed a novel method using oral gavage of non-toxic fluorescent dye particles and their detection by fluorescence imaging to enable unbiased automated detection of gut transit time simultaneously in 8 cages.
The Journal of Neurogastroenterology & Motility has published this novel study conducted by Keeley L. Baker, Michelle Izydorczak, Ruaidhri Jackson and Justus V. Verhagen of The John B. Pierce Laboratory and Yale University.