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Kenyon cell

Name: Kenyon cell
Description: A Kenyon cell is an intrinsic neuron of the mushroom body. Its cell body, situated in the cortex above the calyx of the mushroom body, is smaller than those in the surrounding midbrain cortex. Four short fascicles extend from the cell bodies of the Kenyon cells into the calyx. Each fascicle corresponds to axons from a set of cell bodies descended from a single mushroom body neuroblast. These 4 smaller fascicles converge in the calyx where they arborize and form pre- and post-synaptic terminals (Christiansen et al., 2011).They emerge from the calyx as a thick axon bundle referred to as the peduncle that bifurcates to innervate the dorsal and medial lobes of the mushroom body.
Synonym(s): intrinsic cell of mushroom body
Is part of: mushroom body, adult mushroom body
Super-category: mushroom body intrinsic neuron
*Id: nlx_147420
FBbt_Id: FBbt_00003686
FBBT_Link: http://www.virtualflybrain.org/site/tools/anatomy_finder/index.htm?id=FBbt:00003686
Develops_from: mushroom body neuroblast
Has_synaptic_terminal_in: mushroom body, mushroom body calyx
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CommentPre-synaptic terminals were identified using two presynaptic markers (Brp and Dsyd-1) and post-synaptic terminals by labelling a subunit of the acetylcholine receptor (Dalpha7) in genetically labelled Kenyon cells (Christiansen et al., 2011).
DefinitionA Kenyon cell is an intrinsic neuron of th A Kenyon cell is an intrinsic neuron of the mushroom body. Its cell body, situated in the cortex above the calyx of the mushroom body, is smaller than those in the surrounding midbrain cortex. Four short fascicles extend from the cell bodies of the Kenyon cells into the calyx. Each fascicle corresponds to axons from a set of cell bodies descended from a single mushroom body neuroblast. These 4 smaller fascicles converge in the calyx where they arborize and form pre- and post-synaptic terminals (Christiansen et al., 2011).They emerge from the calyx as a thick axon bundle referred to as the peduncle that bifurcates to innervate the dorsal and medial lobes of the mushroom body. sal and medial lobes of the mushroom body.
Develops fromMushroom body neuroblast  +
FBBT Linkhttp://www.virtualflybrain.org/site/tools/anatomy_finder/index.htm?id=FBbt:00003686  +
FBbt IdFBbt 00003686  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Has synaptic terminal inMushroom body  +, and Mushroom body calyx  +
Idnlx_147420  +
Is part ofMushroom body  +, and Adult mushroom body  +
LabelKenyon cell  +
ModifiedDate31 July 2012  +
SuperCategorymushroom body intrinsic neuron  +
Synonymintrinsic cell of mushroom body  +