Interstitial Cell of Cajal

Interstitial Cell of Cajal serve as electrical pacemakers and generate spontaneous electrical slow waves in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The interstitial cell of Cajal (ICC) is a type of interstitial cell within the gastrointestinal region. There are different kinds with different features. Myenteric Interstitial cell of Cajal [ICC-MY] serve like a pacemaker which produces the bioelectrical gradual wave potential leading to contraction with the smooth muscle.