Enteric Nervous System in Health and Disease

The enteric nervous system (ENS) is a major component of the nervous system that controls most physiological and pathophysiological gastrointestinal functions. The interactions of the ENS with surrounding cells and systems, including with distant organs (brain, liver, pancreas, and others), can regulate the ENS and thereby affect most gastrointestinal functions. Advances in understanding the ENS interactions with microbiota, epithelial cells, immune cells, glial cells, stromal fibroblasts, and extrinsic neuronal networks would provide important new insights into gastrointestinal dysfunctions and diseases and would be of significant interest to the readers of the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

All manuscripts should be submitted online via eJournalPress. During the online submission process, under the “Keywords & Special Sections” tab, please use the “Category” drop-down menu and select “Call for Papers: Enteric Nervous System in Health and Disease”.

Manuscripts will undergo normal peer review as they are received. Accepted manuscripts will be published online as they are accepted. Articles published from this Call for Papers will be highlighted at the time of publication. The collection may also include specially commissioned research articles related to the topic.

Manuscripts can be submitted anytime, but to be eligible for inclusion in this Call for Papers, manuscripts must be submitted by October 1, 2018.