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Superior colliculus type II ganglion cell

Name: Superior colliculus type II ganglion cell
Description: The Type II ganglion cells, like the piriform cells, have all or almost all of their dendritic field superficial to the cell body. The 15 to 25 micrometers cell body lies within a narrow range of depths at the deep margin of the zone of vertical cells from which it may send 3 to 7 primary dendrites vertically or obliquely towards the surface to form a dendritic field in excess of 400 micrometers in diameter and about 500 micrometers deep. The primary dendrites may derive from any portion of the cell body surface, but they usually arise from the dorsal or lateral surfaces. The dendrites of Type II ganglion cells intermingle, giving them a dense arbor of dendrites that extend over large regions of the superior colliculus. The axon may originate from the cell body or a low order dendrite. It may project into the region superficial to the cell body (figs. 9, 14) or into the deep zones (fig. 15). The axon of the superficial projection is similar to other intrinsic axons except for being thicker. It branches frequently to form an arbor approximately as wide as the dendritic field, which it overlaps, but they are not necessarily coincident, nor is one contained within the other.
Synonym(s): type II ganglion cell
Super-category: Superior colliculus wide field vertical cell
URL: Langer and Lund 1974
PMID: PMID 4615112
Id: BAMSC1127
Organism: Vertebrata
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Polarity: Superior colliculus optic layer


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Contributors

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AuthorsLanger TP  +, and Lund RD.  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
CuratorMihail Bota  +
DefiningCitationLanger and Lund 1974  +
DefinitionThe Type II ganglion cells, like the pirif The Type II ganglion cells, like the piriform cells, have all or almost all of their dendritic field superficial to the cell body. The 15 to 25 micrometers cell body lies within a narrow range of depths at the deep margin of the zone of vertical cells from which it may send 3 to 7 primary dendrites vertically or obliquely towards the surface to form a dendritic field in excess of 400 micrometers in diameter and about 500 micrometers deep. The primary dendrites may derive from any portion of the cell body surface, but they usually arise from the dorsal or lateral surfaces. The dendrites of Type II ganglion cells intermingle, giving them a dense arbor of dendrites that extend over large regions of the superior colliculus. The axon may originate from the cell body or a low order dendrite. It may project into the region superficial to the cell body (figs. 9, 14) or into the deep zones (fig. 15). The axon of the superficial projection is similar to other intrinsic axons except for being thicker. It branches frequently to form an arbor approximately as wide as the dendritic field, which it overlaps, but they are not necessarily coincident, nor is one contained within the other. nt, nor is one contained within the other.
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  +
IdBAMSC1127  +
JournalNumber4  +
JournalVolume158  +
LabelSuperior colliculus type II ganglion cell  +
ModifiedDate9 March 2012  +
PMID4615112  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Pages418-35
PolaritySuperior colliculus optic layer  +
PublicationDate1974  +
PublicationNameJ Comp Neurol.  +
SpeciesVertebrata  +
SuperCategorySuperior colliculus wide field vertical cell  +
Synonymtype II ganglion cell  +
TitleThe upper layers of the superior colliculus of the rat: a Golgi study.  +