Ultrastructural observations of the tunica muscularis in the small intestine of Xenopus laevis, with special reference to the interstitial cells of Cajal

@article{MiyamotoKikuta2006UltrastructuralOO,
  title={Ultrastructural observations of the tunica muscularis in the small intestine of Xenopus laevis, with special reference to the interstitial cells of Cajal},
  author={Sachiko Miyamoto-Kikuta and Terumasa Komuro},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={328},
  pages={271-279}
}
The distribution and ultrastructure of the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) has been examined in the small intestine of the frog Xenopus laevis, as the physiological significance of these cells remains obscure in amphibians and other lower vertebrates. The present study has revealed the existence of a special type of interstitial cell in the tunica muscularis of the small intestine of Xenopus; this cell is characterized by the presence of numerous caveolae, many small mitochondria, and the… CONTINUE READING