The importance of superstars: cell numbers and lineages in enteric nervous system formation [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Also known as: The importance of superstars: How to get enough cell numbers and cell types in the nervous system of the gut

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Researchers: Dr Donald Newgreen (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Benjamin Binder Prof Kerry Landman

Brief description All digestive functions are controlled by a nerve system in the gut wall, and it works without us thinking about it. This is a huge system rivalling the spinal cord in number of nerve cells. And it has may different types of nerve cells. It originates from a very few cells early in the embryo, about 200 times fewer than the spinal cord. How do the cells manage to divide enough to make this system, and how do they 'know' how to make the right types of nerve cells in the right places in the gut?

Funding Amount $AUD 561,717.92

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Notes Standard Project Grant

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