Neuroregulator RET initiates Peyer's-patch tissue genesis

Immunity. 2007 Apr;26(4):393-5. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2007.04.004.


The tyrosine kinase receptor RET regulates the intestinal nervous system. A recent paper by Veiga-Fernandes et al. (2007) demonstrates that RET is also involved in the intestinal immune system through the initiation of Peyer's-patch tissue genesis.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Intestines / immunology*
  • Intestines / innervation
  • Male
  • Peyer's Patches / growth & development*
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-ret / genetics
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-ret / physiology*


  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-ret
  • Ret protein, mouse