Endocrine cells in human fetal corpus of stomach: appearance, distribution, and density

Journal of Gastroenterology, 05/17/2012

These results show, for the first time, that the largest number of endocrine cells are present in the corpus during the first trimester of prenatal development. Also, these results suggest that secretory products of endocrine cells play a role in the regulation of homeostasis, growth, and differentiation, and in human stomach function.

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