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Enteric neurons in culture

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Motility and Circulation

  1. Alan L. Willard1,
  2. Rae Nishi2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060109

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Willard, A. L. and Nishi, R. 2011. Enteric neurons in culture. Comprehensive Physiology. 331–347.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  2. 2

    Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Organotypic Culture
    • 1.1
      Demonstration of Intrinsic Enteric Neuronal Properties
    • 1.2
      Studies of Development
  • 2
    Tissue Culture
    • 2.1
      Preferred Growth Substrates
    • 2.2
      Retention of Differentiated Properties
    • 2.3
      Absent or Rare Differentiated Properties
    • 2.4
      Gaba Neurons
    • 2.5
      Fast Responses to Substance P
    • 2.6
      Distribution of Muscarinic Receptors
    • 2.7
      Properties of Enteric Glia
  • 3
    Cell Cultures
    • 3.1
      Rat Neurons
    • 3.2
      Human Neurons
  • 4
    Conclusion
    • 4.1
      Limitations of Culture Studies
    • 4.2
      Advantages of Culture Studies