Genes underlying differentiation of enteric neuronal subtypes
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Summary This project aims to use RNA-sequencing to identify genes important for differentiation of several major enteric neuron subtypes. This is critical information for understanding intestinal function and future therapies.
The adult enteric nervous system is made up of many different subtypes of enteric neurons, which perform different functions. The presence of each subtype of enteric neuron is crucial for gastrointestinal function, however, almost nothing is known about how they differentiate during development.
Dr Lincon Stamp, ARC DECRA Fellow
Dr Marlene Hao, ARC DECRA Fellow
Ms Annette Bergner, Senior Research Assistant
Yvette Wilson, Research Assistant
Professor Christine Wells, University of Melbourne
Hao MM, Foong JP, Bornstein JC, Li ZL, Vanden Berghe P, Boesmans W. Enteric nervous system assembly: Functional integration within the developing gut. Dev Biol. 2016; 417:168-81.
Hao MM, Young HM. Development of enteric neuron diversity. J Cell Mol Med. 2009; 13:1193-210.
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