Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Professor Shin Fukudo received his MD from Tohoku University School of Medicine in 1983 and his Ph.D. in 1990. Since the 1980s, he has published a number of interesting articles on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He found exaggerated colonic motility in response to psychological stress in IBS patients. His achievements include earlier (1993) conceptualization of IBS as a disorder of brain-gut interactions and identifying key molecules of interoception. He first proved exaggerated response of the colonic motility and visceral perception to the exogenous administration of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) in IBS patients and the effect of CRH antagonist on both IBS patients as well as the rat’s model of IBS. For full biography, please download the Biographies.