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Vol 75, No 3 (2016)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2016-01-19
Submitted: 2015-09-20
Accepted: 2015-12-02
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Interstitial cells of Cajal — systematic review

A. Pasternak, M. Szura, K. Gil, A. Matyja
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2016.0002
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Folia Morphol 2016;75(3):281-286.

open access

Vol 75, No 3 (2016)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2016-01-19
Submitted: 2015-09-20
Accepted: 2015-12-02

Abstract

This paper reviews the distribution of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in the human gastro­intestinal (GI) tract, based on ultrastructural and immunohistochemical evidence. The distribution and morphology of ICC at each level of the normal GI tracts is addressed from the perspective of their functional significance. Alterations of ICC reported in as well as in GI stromal tumours are reviewed, with emphasis on the place of ICC in the pathophysiology of disease.

Abstract

This paper reviews the distribution of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in the human gastro­intestinal (GI) tract, based on ultrastructural and immunohistochemical evidence. The distribution and morphology of ICC at each level of the normal GI tracts is addressed from the perspective of their functional significance. Alterations of ICC reported in as well as in GI stromal tumours are reviewed, with emphasis on the place of ICC in the pathophysiology of disease.

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Keywords

gallbladder, gallstone disease, anatomy, interstitial cells of Cajal, telocytes

About this article
Title

Interstitial cells of Cajal — systematic review

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 75, No 3 (2016)

Pages

281-286

Published online

2016-01-19

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2016.0002

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2016;75(3):281-286.

Keywords

gallbladder
gallstone disease
anatomy
interstitial cells of Cajal
telocytes

Authors

A. Pasternak
M. Szura
K. Gil
A. Matyja

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