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Rare cells are 'window into the gut' for the nervous system

08:00 EDT 22 Jun 2017 | Physorg.COM

Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco scientists. "These cells are sensors, like a window looking into the contents of the gut," said James Bayrer, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics at UCSF and one of the lead authors of the paper.

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