Roles of interstitial cells of Cajal in regulating gastrointestinal motility: in vitro versus in vivo studies

@inproceedings{Yin2008RolesOI,
  title={Roles of interstitial cells of Cajal in regulating gastrointestinal motility: in vitro versus in vivo studies},
  author={Jieyun Yin and Jiande D. Z. Chen},
  booktitle={Journal of cellular and molecular medicine},
  year={2008}
}
The aim of this article is to provide a better understanding of the roles of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in regulating gastrointestinal motility by reviewing in vitro and in vivo physiological motility studies. Based on the in vitro studies, ICC are proposed to have the following functions: to generate slow waves, to mediate neurotransmission between the enteric nerves and the gastrointestinal muscles and to act as mechanoreceptors. However, there is limited evidence available for these… CONTINUE READING
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