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Retina ganglion cell

Name: Retina ganglion cell
Description: The main principal neuron of the retina, whose axon projects to several sites in the brain: lateral geniculate nucleus on the pathway to visual cortex, superior colliculus and suprachiasmatic nucleus. It receives input from bipolar cells, and has synaptic inputs
Synonym(s): Retinal Ganglion Neuron, Retinal ganglion cell
Abbreviation: RGC
Super-category: Neuron
Id: nifext_17
Organism: Vertebrata
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Soma Specific Properties

Cell Soma Shape: Spherical
Cell Soma Size: Large soma
Soma Location: Retina, Retina ganglion cell layer

Dendrite Specific Properties

Spine density on dendrites: Smooth
Branching type: multipolar

Axon Specific Properties

Axon myelination: myelinated
Axon projection laterality: bilateral
Origin of axon: soma
Location of distant axon arborization: Suprachiasmatic nucleus, Brachium of superior colliculus, superior colliculus, Lateral geniculate body

Intrinsic Properties

Neurotransmitter released: Glutamate
Neurotransmitter receptors: AMPA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel, GABA A-gated anionic channel, GABA C-gated anionic channel, Kainate glutamate-gated cationic channel, NMDA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel, Glycine-gated chloride channel, Acetylcholine-gated channel (nicotinic)


Notes

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Facts about Retina ganglion cellRDF feed
AbbrevRGC  +
AxonMyelinationmyelinated  +
AxonProjectionLateralitybilateral  +
BranchingMetricsmultipolar  +
CellSomaShapeCategory:Spherical   +
CellSomaSizeLarge soma  +
CommentSpontaneous bursting generally during development during specified periods. Some RGCs are intrinsically photosensitive (ipRGCs) through expression of melanopsin.
Created5 September 2007  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionThe main principal neuron of the retina, w The main principal neuron of the retina, whose axon projects to several sites in the brain: lateral geniculate nucleus on the pathway to visual cortex, superior colliculus and suprachiasmatic nucleus. It receives input from bipolar cells, and has synaptic inputs rom bipolar cells, and has synaptic inputs
EditorialNotehttp://senselab.med.yale.edu/neurondb/NeuronProp.aspx?id=270
ExampleImageRetina ganglion cell.gif  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Idnifext_17  +
LabelRetina ganglion cell  +
Located inRetina  +, and Retina ganglion cell layer  +
LocationOfAxonArborizationSuprachiasmatic nucleus  +, Brachium of superior colliculus  +, Superior colliculus  +, and Lateral geniculate body  +
ModifiedDate9 March 2012  +
NeurotransmitterGlutamate  +
NeurotransmitterReceptorsAMPA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel  +, GABA A-gated anionic channel  +, GABA C-gated anionic channel  +, Kainate glutamate-gated cationic channel  +, NMDA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel  +, Glycine-gated chloride channel  +, and Acetylcholine-gated channel (nicotinic)  +
OriginOfAxonsoma  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
SpeciesVertebrata  +
SpineDensityOnDendritesSmooth  +
SuperCategoryNeuron  +
SynonymRetinal Ganglion Neuron  +, and Retinal ganglion cell  +