Tissue engineering for neuromuscular disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

Abstract

The digestive tract is designed for the optimal processing of food that nourishes all organ systems. The esophagus, stomach, small bowel, and colon are sophisticated neuromuscular tubes with specialized sphincters that transport ingested food-stuffs from one region to another. Peristaltic contractions move ingested solids and liquids from the esophagus into… (More)
DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i47.6918

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