Interstitial Cells of Cajal

Known as: ICC (Interstitial cell of Cajal), Interstitial Cell of Cajal, gastrointestinal pacemaker cell 
A specialized cell found throughout the gastrointestinal tract. These cells are essential for normal gastrointestinal motility by functioning as the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
Ramon y Cajal discovered a particular cell type in the gut, which he named 'interstitial neurons' more that 100 years ago. In the… (More)
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Review
2006
Review
2006
In the gastrointestinal tract, phasic contractions are caused by electrical activity termed slow waves. Slow waves are generated… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
We show here (presumably for the first time) a special type of cell in the human and rat exocrine pancreas. These cells have… (More)
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Review
2001
Review
2001
For many years morphologists have noted the close relationship between interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) and nerve fibers within… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) are interposed between enteric neurons and smooth muscle cells in gastrointestinal muscles. The… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) are implicated in the regulation of gut peristalsis and are immunostained by antibodies against… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
The interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) form a complex cell network within the gastrointestinal tract wall where they function as a… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
BACKGROUND & AIMS Previous studies have suggested that a specific class of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) act as mediators in… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
The structural relationships between interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), varicose nerve fibers, and smooth muscle cells in the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
1. Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICs) have been proposed as pacemakers in the gastrointestinal tract. We studied the… (More)
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