Mechanosensitive Piezo Channels in the Gastrointestinal Tract.


Sensation of mechanical forces is critical for normal function of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and abnormalities in mechanosensation are linked to GI pathologies. In the GI tract there are several mechanosensitive cell types-epithelial enterochromaffin cells, intrinsic and extrinsic enteric neurons, smooth muscle cells and interstitial cells of Cajal… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/bs.ctm.2016.11.003


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@article{Alcaino2017MechanosensitivePC, title={Mechanosensitive Piezo Channels in the Gastrointestinal Tract.}, author={Constanza Alcaino and Gianrico Farrugia and Arthur Beyder}, journal={Current topics in membranes}, year={2017}, volume={79}, pages={219-244} }