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Veterinary Medicine International
Volume 2010, Article ID 981693, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2010/981693
Research Article

Identification of C-Kit-Positive Interstitial Cells in the Dog Lower Urinary Tract and Relationship with Smooth Muscle and Nerves. Hypotheses for a Likely Pacemaker Role.

1Laboratorio di Anatomia, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Veterinarie per la Sicurezza Alimentare, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Trentacoste 2, 20134 Milano, Italy
2Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Veterinarie, Sezione di Clinica Ostetrica Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 10, 20133 Milano, Italy

Received 15 April 2010; Revised 8 June 2010; Accepted 21 June 2010

Academic Editor: Shane R. Raidal

Copyright © 2010 Silvana Arrighi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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