arrow

From NeuroLex

Jump to: navigation, search



Colliculus superior stellate neuron

Name: Colliculus superior stellate neuron
Description: The third major category of cells in the superior colliculus is the stellate cell. The cells are defined by the lack of overall orientation to the dendritic fields which extend symmetrically from the cell body. Stellate cells are multipolar with dendrites arising from any portion of the cell body. The dendrites may range anywhere from gnarled to radiate with the gnarled spiny cells most frequent in the zone of horizontal cells and the smooth radiate cells increasingly more frequent in the deeper zones until they are almost the only cell type in the zones below the stratum opticum. The dimensions of the cell bodies and dendritic fields are comparable to those of other cells in the same zone and the dendritic field is generally contained within the same zone as the cell body. The axons of stellate cells have both local and/or distant distributions and a morphology characteristic of intrinsic axons. As with all the other cell types, the axon may take its origin from the cell body or a low order dendrite.
Synonym(s): stellate neuron
Has role: Principal neuron role
Super-category: Neuron
URL: Langer and Lund 1974
PMID: PMID 4615112
Id: BAMSC1129
Organism: Rat
Link to OWL / RDF: Download this content as OWL/RDF

Soma Specific Properties

Soma Location: Superior colliculus


Notes

This page uses this default form:Petilla_neuron



bookmark
Facts about Colliculus superior stellate neuronRDF feed
AuthorsLanger TP  +, and Lund RD.  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
CuratorMihail Bota  +
DefiningCitationLanger and Lund 1974  +
DefinitionThe third major category of cells in the s The third major category of cells in the superior colliculus is the stellate cell. The cells are defined by the lack of overall orientation to the dendritic fields which extend symmetrically from the cell body. Stellate cells are multipolar with dendrites arising from any portion of the cell body. The dendrites may range anywhere from gnarled to radiate with the gnarled spiny cells most frequent in the zone of horizontal cells and the smooth radiate cells increasingly more frequent in the deeper zones until they are almost the only cell type in the zones below the stratum opticum. The dimensions of the cell bodies and dendritic fields are comparable to those of other cells in the same zone and the dendritic field is generally contained within the same zone as the cell body. The axons of stellate cells have both local and/or distant distributions and a morphology characteristic of intrinsic axons. As with all the other cell types, the axon may take its origin from the cell body or a low order dendrite. rom the cell body or a low order dendrite.
EditorialNoteAppended Superior colliculus to name given by contributor to conform to Neurolex NIF naming conventions
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Has rolePrincipal neuron role  +
IdBAMSC1129  +
JournalNumber4  +
JournalVolume158  +
LabelColliculus superior stellate neuron  +
Located inSuperior colliculus  +
ModifiedDate9 March 2012  +
PMID4615112  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Pages418-35
PublicationDate1974  +
PublicationNameJ Comp Neurol.  +
SpeciesRat  +
SuperCategoryNeuron  +
Synonymstellate neuron  +
TitleThe upper layers of the superior colliculus of the rat: a Golgi study.  +