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Descriptor English: Interstitial Cells of Cajal
Descriptor Spanish: Células Intersticiales de Cajal
Descriptor Portuguese: Células Intersticiais de Cajal
Descriptor French: Cellules interstitielles de Cajal
Entry term(s): Cajal Interstitial Cells
Tree number(s): A11.620.124
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056885
Scope note: c-Kit positive cells related to SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS that are intercalated between the autonomic nerves and the effector smooth muscle cells of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Different phenotypic classes play roles as pacemakers, mediators of neural inputs, and mechanosensors.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Gastrointestinal Tract/cytology or specifics (1972-2009)
Public MeSH Note: 2010
History Note: 2010
Related: Telocytes MeSH
DeCS ID: 53427
Unique ID: D056885
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Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2015/01/12
Interstitial Cells of Cajal - Preferred
Concept UI M0529725
Scope note c-Kit positive cells related to SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS that are intercalated between the autonomic nerves and the effector smooth muscle cells of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Different phenotypic classes play roles as pacemakers, mediators of neural inputs, and mechanosensors.
Preferred term Interstitial Cells of Cajal
Entry term(s) Cajal Interstitial Cells



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