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Giant fiber neuron

Name: Giant fiber neuron
Description: A large, descending neuron that controls jump escape behavior (GO:0007630). Each adult has a bilaterally symmetric pair of these neurons, each with a large cell body at the posterior of the protocerebrum and a long primary neurite (GO:0070852) that branches to forms an extensive dendritic tree in the brain and an axon that projects, via the cervical connective, to the mesothorax. Targets of dendritic arborization include zone A of the antennal mechanosensory and motor center (AMMC) (Kamikouchi et al, 2009) and the inferior ventro-lateral protocerebrum. In the mesothorax, the axon forms electrical synapses with tergotrochanteral muscle motor neuron (TTMn) and peripherally synapsing interneurons (PSI)) of the mesothorax that in turn synapse to the motor neurons of the dorso-longitudinal flight muscles.
Synonym(s): GF
Is part of: adult central nervous system
Super-category: interneuron (FBbt Term)
Id: nlx_147730
FBbt_Id: FBbt_00004020
FBBT_Link: http://www.virtualflybrain.org/site/tools/anatomy_finder/index.htm?id=FBbt:00004020
Electrically_synapsed_to: great commissural interneuron, tergotrochanteral muscle motor neuron, peripherally synapsing interneuron
Has_postsynaptic_terminal_in: antennal mechanosensory and motor center zone A
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DefinitionA large, descending neuron that controls j A large, descending neuron that controls jump escape behavior (GO:0007630). Each adult has a bilaterally symmetric pair of these neurons, each with a large cell body at the posterior of the protocerebrum and a long primary neurite (GO:0070852) that branches to forms an extensive dendritic tree in the brain and an axon that projects, via the cervical connective, to the mesothorax. Targets of dendritic arborization include zone A of the antennal mechanosensory and motor center (AMMC) (Kamikouchi et al, 2009) and the inferior ventro-lateral protocerebrum. In the mesothorax, the axon forms electrical synapses with tergotrochanteral muscle motor neuron (TTMn) and peripherally synapsing interneurons (PSI)) of the mesothorax that in turn synapse to the motor neurons of the dorso-longitudinal flight muscles. of the dorso-longitudinal flight muscles.
Electrically synapsed toGreat commissural interneuron  +, Tergotrochanteral muscle motor neuron  +, and Peripherally synapsing interneuron  +
FBBT Linkhttp://www.virtualflybrain.org/site/tools/anatomy_finder/index.htm?id=FBbt:00004020  +
FBbt IdFBbt 00004020  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Has postsynaptic terminal inAntennal mechanosensory and motor center zone A  +
Idnlx_147730  +
Is part ofAdult central nervous system  +
LabelGiant fiber neuron  +
ModifiedDate31 July 2012  +
SuperCategoryinterneuron (FBbt Term)  +
SynonymGF  +