Autonomic and enteric neurons: Cell culture

P. J. Lein, A. D. Fryer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Sympathetic cell culture is widely used for mechanistic studies of neurodevelopment, plasticity and neurotransmission. Other than chick ciliary ganglia, parasympathetic and enteric cultures are not as widely used, and have largely focused on electrophysiological and pharmacological properties of these cells. New procedures for culturing primary human autonomic neurons, and for co-culturing autonomic neurons with target tissue cells will increase the power of these models for addressing significant gaps in understanding of the cell biology and pharmacology of these neurons, the impact of which is underscored by the importance of autonomic nervous systems in regulating all major organ systems in vertebrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9780128093245
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Campenot chamber
  • Ciliary ganglia
  • Enteric neurons
  • Ganglionic glia
  • Human peripheral neurons
  • In vitro models
  • Microelectrode arrays
  • Myenteric ganglia
  • Neural crest cells
  • Neurotrophic factors
  • Parasympathetic neurons
  • Rose chamber
  • Superior cervical ganglia
  • Sympathetic neurons
  • Tissue culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Autonomic and enteric neurons: Cell culture'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this