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Olfactory epithelium main supporting cell

Name: Olfactory epithelium main supporting cell
Description: So called supporting or sustentacular cell, that spans the depth of the olfactory epithelium, with cell bodies in an approximate layer near the surface, and microvilli extending into the overlying mucus. The cytoplasm contains large dense granules that are released into the mucus. Their electrophysiological properties are similar to those of glial cells (high membrane potential, low input resistance). They are coupled with each other through gap junctions.
Synonym(s): sustentacular cell, supporting cell, sustentacular main olfactory epithelium supporting cell
Has role: Intrinsic neuron role
Super-category: Glial-like cell
*Id: nifext_119
Organism: Vertebrata
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Soma Specific Properties

Cell Soma Shape: Fusiform
Cell Soma Size: Medium soma
Soma Location: Olfactory epithelium middle layer

Dendrite Specific Properties

Spine density on dendrites: Smooth
Branching type: bipolar

Axon Specific Properties

Axon projection laterality: ipsilateral
Origin of axon: soma
Location of distant axon arborization: Olfactory bulb main glomerular layer

Intrinsic Properties

Neurotransmitter released: Glutamate
Neurotransmitter receptors: AMPA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel, NMDA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel
Molecular constituents: olfactory receptors


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Facts about Olfactory epithelium main supporting cellRDF feed
AxonProjectionLateralityipsilateral  +
BranchingMetricsbipolar  +
CellSomaShapeCategory:Fusiform   +
CellSomaSizeMedium soma  +
Created5 September 2007  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionSo called supporting or sustentacular cell So called supporting or sustentacular cell, that spans the depth of the olfactory epithelium, with cell bodies in an approximate layer near the surface, and microvilli extending into the overlying mucus. The cytoplasm contains large dense granules that are released into the mucus. Their electrophysiological properties are similar to those of glial cells (high membrane potential, low input resistance). They are coupled with each other through gap junctions. led with each other through gap junctions.
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Has roleIntrinsic neuron role  +
Idnifext_119  +
LabelOlfactory epithelium main supporting cell  +
Located inOlfactory epithelium middle layer  +
LocationOfAxonArborizationOlfactory bulb main glomerular layer  +
ModifiedDate9 March 2012  +
MolecularConstituentsOlfactory receptors  +
NeurotransmitterGlutamate  +
NeurotransmitterReceptorsAMPA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel  +, and NMDA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel  +
OriginOfAxonsoma  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
SpeciesVertebrata  +
SpineDensityOnDendritesSmooth  +
SuperCategoryGlial-like cell  +
Synonymsustentacular cell  +, supporting cell  +, and sustentacular main olfactory epithelium supporting cell  +