Interstitial cells of Cajal at the clinical and scientific interface.

@article{Sanders2006InterstitialCO,
  title={Interstitial cells of Cajal at the clinical and scientific interface.},
  author={Kenton M. Sanders},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={576 Pt 3},
  pages={
          683-7
        }
}
Considerable work over the past two decades has determined that interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) serve as pacemaker cells, conduits for active transmission of electrical slow waves, sites of innervation by peripheral motor neurons, and mechanotransducers. While most of the physiology of ICC has been learned from studies of the cells within the gastrointestinal tract, ICC are found in a variety of smooth muscle tissues and may have analogous or novel physiological functions in those organs… CONTINUE READING
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