Age-related changes in the morphology of the myenteric plexus of the human colon.

@article{Hanani2004AgerelatedCI,
  title={Age-related changes in the morphology of the myenteric plexus of the human colon.},
  author={Menachem Hanani and Yakov Fellig and Raphael Udassin and Herbert R. Freund},
  journal={Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical},
  year={2004},
  volume={113 1-2},
  pages={71-8}
}
Aging is believed to affect the structure and function of the enteric nervous system, but little specific information on this topic is available, particularly in humans. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of age on the structure of myenteric ganglia in the human colon. We examined myenteric ganglia in colonic specimens obtained from 168 patients aged 10 days to 91 years. Nerves were stained in whole mount preparations using the vital fluorescent dye 4-(4-dimethylaminostyryl… CONTINUE READING