The "normal" endocrine cell of the gut: changing concepts and new evidences.

@article{Rindi2004TheE,
  title={The "normal" endocrine cell of the gut: changing concepts and new evidences.},
  author={Guido Rindi and Andrew B. Leiter and Alan S. Kopin and Cesare Bordi and Enrico Solcia},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={1014},
  pages={1-12}
}
The endocrine cells of the gut are a highly specialized mucosal cell subpopulation. Within the gastrointestinal tract at least 14 different cell types produce a wide range of hormones with a specific regional distribution. The gut endocrine cells belong to the diffuse endocrine system. These cells present two regulated pathways of secretion characterized by large dense core vesicles (LDCV) and synaptic-like microvesicles (SLMV). Gut endocrine cells are recognized by the expression of several… CONTINUE READING