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Loss of mammalian Sprouty2 leads to enteric neuronal hyperplasia and esophageal achalasia.

We report here that loss of the Sprouty2 gene (also known as Spry2) in mice resulted in enteric nerve hyperplasia, which led to esophageal achalasia and intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) induced hyperactivation of ERK and Akt in enteric nerve cells. Anti-GDNF antibody administration corrected nerve hyperplasia in Sprouty2-deficient mice. We show Sprouty2 to be a negative regulator of GDNF for the neonatal development or survival of enteric nerve cells.[1]

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  1. Loss of mammalian Sprouty2 leads to enteric neuronal hyperplasia and esophageal achalasia. Taketomi, T., Yoshiga, D., Taniguchi, K., Kobayashi, T., Nonami, A., Kato, R., Sasaki, M., Sasaki, A., Ishibashi, H., Moriyama, M., Nakamura, K., Nishimura, J., Yoshimura, A. Nat. Neurosci. (2005) [Pubmed]
 
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