The role of interstitial Cajal-like cells in the formation of cholesterol stones in guinea pig gallbladder.

OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of interstitial Cajal-like cells (ICLCs) on contraction of gallbladder muscle strips; and to analyze the changes of ICLCs during cholesterol gallstone formation in guinea pig. METHODS The cholesterol gallstone animal model was made by feeding guinea pig with high cholesterol diet (HCD). In vitro isolated gallbladder… (More)