Development of the Autonomic Nervous System

Wing Hei Chan, Lincon A. Stamp, Caroline S. Hirst, Sonja J. McKeown, Colin R. Anderson, Heather M. Young

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The autonomic nervous system regulates the function of internal organs. ere are three main divisions of the peripheral autonomic nervous system, namely the sympa- thetic and parasympathetic divisions and the enteric nervous system, which arise from the neural crest. In this chapter the processes and mechanisms controlling the develop- ment of sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric neurons including their migratory pathways and neuronal differentiation, and the main signaling pathways involved in the development of each division, are reviewed. A brief discussion is also provided of the diseases caused by defects in the development of peripheral autonomic neurons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages43
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

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