Intestinal stem cells and mucosal gut development

Alda Vidrich, Jenny M. Buzan, Steven M. Cohn

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Purpose of review: In the past year, the study of intestinal stem cell biology has realized significant progress toward understanding the mechanisms and pathways regulating crypt stem cell turnover, maintenance, and differentiation. Recent findings: This review summarizes recent investigations that have contributed significantly to the elucidation of mechanisms operative during intestinal development and in the adult intestine that regulate maintenance of the stem cell niche, cell fate and lineage allocation, and establishment and maintenance of the architectural organization of the crypt-to-villus axis. Summary: The relevance of the findings discussed in this review extends beyond the field of intestinal development to encompass the study of tissue remodeling and repair and intestinal neoplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-590
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Gastroenterology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Epithelial differentiation
  • Intestinal development
  • Intestinal epithelium
  • Stem cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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