The generation and maintenance of intestinal motility patterns involve the complex interactions of several components including the gastrointestinal pacemaker cells (interstitial cells of Cajal, ICC). Central to ICC function is the generation of rhythmic pacemaker currents, namely slow waves, which represent the rate limiting step for intestinal smooth muscle contractions. Currently, intracellular slow wave activity has not been demonstrated in the equine colon.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Equine Veterinary Journal|
|Volume||43 Suppl 39|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||10th International Colic Research Symposium - Indiapolis, United States|
Duration: 26 Jul 2011 → 28 Jul 2011