Development of Neural Activity in the Enteric Nervous System: Similarities and Differences to Other Parts of the Nervous System.

All the neurons and glia of the enteric nervous system (ENS) arise from neural crest-derived cells that migrate into the gastrointestinal (GI) tract during development (Yntema and Hammond 1954; Le Douarin and Teillet 1973). Most of the ENS originates from vagal neural crest cells (NCCs), which arise from the caudal hindbrain region of the neural tube… CONTINUE READING