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NEUROGASTROENTEROLOGY

The enteric nervous system: the hub in a star network

The enteric nervous system (ENS) is an important component of gastrointestinal function and a pivotal hub connecting the gut to other organs. A new study now explores the human and mouse ENS at the single-cell level, providing key insights into the transcriptomic landscape of the ENS and its constituent cells.

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W.B. is supported by grants from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO: G036320N) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO VIDI: 016.196.367).

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Bon-Frauches, A.C., Boesmans, W. The enteric nervous system: the hub in a star network. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 17, 717–718 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41575-020-00377-2

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