Intestinal microbiota influence the early postnatal development of the enteric nervous system.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Normal gastrointestinal function depends on an intact and coordinated enteric nervous system (ENS). While the ENS is formed during fetal life, plasticity persists in the postnatal period during which the gastrointestinal tract is colonized by bacteria. We tested the hypothesis that colonization of the bowel by intestinal microbiota influences the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/nmo.12236

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