volume 286, issue 2, PG351-G360 2004
DOI: 10.1152/ajpgi.00281.2003
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Abstract: ruptions of networks of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), gastrointestinal pacemakers and mediators of neurotransmission, can lead to disordered phasic contractions and peristalsis by reducing and uncoupling electrical slow waves. However, detailed analysis of the ICC network behavior has been hampered by their scarcity, limited accessibility in intact tissues, and contamination with other cell types in culture. Our goal was to develop a simple technique to purify ICC from murine gastrointestinal muscles for…

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