The glands of the stomach body and antral mucosa contain a complex compendium of cell lineages. In lower mammals, the distribution of oxyntic glands and antral glands define the anatomical regions within the stomach.
Now a paper in Gut has examined in detail the distribution of the full range of cell lineages within the human stomach. Mairi McLean talks to authors James Goldenring, Eunyoung Choi and Joseph Roland, all Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.
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