Cell & developmental biology in the digestive system

The gastrointestinal system comprises a plethora of different cell types that develop, interact, specialize and function in a complex, tightly regulated process and, in many cases, show remarkable plasticity. In this article series, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology explores different cell biology and developmental pathways involved in gastrointestinal health and disease, the role of stem and progenitor cells in tissue development and regeneration and recent advances in bioengineering, which might shape clinical approaches in the near future.

Outline of the gastrointestinal system in the human body