Distribution of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans in the presumptive aganglionic terminal bowel of ls/ls fetal mice: an ultrastructural analysis.

The terminal colon of the ls/ls mouse is aganglionic because an intrinsic defect prevents its colonization by cells migrating from the neural crest. Previous studies showed that laminin, type IV collagen, and glycosaminoglycans accumulate in the region of the presumptive aganglionic ls/ls bowel through which crest-derived cells would be expected to migrate… CONTINUE READING