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The dynamic cycle of life in the enteric nervous system

The stability of the neuronal circuits and cells of the enteric nervous system can no longer be taken for granted; new evidence suggests astounding rates of apoptosis and neurogenesis.

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Figure 1: The dynamic life history of enteric neurons and glia.

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M.R. acknowledges support from NIH National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases grant DK110532. M.D.G. acknowledges support from NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke grant NS15547, NIH National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases grant DK093094 and the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust.

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Rao, M., Gershon, M. The dynamic cycle of life in the enteric nervous system. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 14, 453–454 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2017.85

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