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Spinal cord ventral horn motor neuron alpha

Name: Spinal cord ventral horn motor neuron alpha
Description: Large lower motor neuron of the brainstem and spinal cord. They innervate extrafusal muscle fibers of skeletal muscle and are directly responsible for initiating their contraction. Alpha motor neurons are distinct from gamma motor neurons, which innervate intrafusal muscle fibers of muscle spindles.
Synonym(s): alpha motoneuron, lower motor neuron, alpha motor neuron
Has role: Principal neuron role
Super-category: Neuron
Id: sao1154704263
Organism: Vertebrata
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Soma Specific Properties

Cell Soma Shape: Multipolar
Cell Soma Size: Large soma
Soma Location: Spinal cord ventral horn

Dendrite Specific Properties

Dendrite location: spinal cord ventral horn
Spine density on dendrites: Smooth
Branching type: multipolar

Axon Specific Properties

Axon myelination: myelinated
Axon projection laterality: ipsilateral
Origin of axon: soma
Location of distant axon arborization: skeletal muscle
Location of local axon arborization: spinal cord ventral horn

Intrinsic Properties

Neurotransmitter released: Acetylcholine, glutamate
Neurotransmitter receptors: glutamate, GABA A-gated anionic channel



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Facts about Spinal cord ventral horn motor neuron alphaRDF feed
AxonMyelinationmyelinated  +
AxonProjectionLateralityipsilateral  +
BranchingMetricsmultipolar  +
CellSomaShapeCategory:Multipolar   +
CellSomaSizeLarge soma  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionLarge lower motor neuron of the brainstem Large lower motor neuron of the brainstem and spinal cord. They innervate extrafusal muscle fibers of skeletal muscle and are directly responsible for initiating their contraction. Alpha motor neurons are distinct from gamma motor neurons, which innervate intrafusal muscle fibers of muscle spindles. trafusal muscle fibers of muscle spindles.
DendriteLocationSpinal cord ventral horn  +
EditorialNoteNew label: Spinal cord ventral horn motor neuron alpha
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Has rolePrincipal neuron role  +
Idsao1154704263  +
LabelSpinal cord ventral horn motor neuron alpha  +
Located inSpinal cord ventral horn  +
LocationOfAxonArborizationSkeletal muscle  +
LocationOfLocalAxonArborizationSpinal cord ventral horn  +
ModifiedDate30 May 2013  +
NeurotransmitterAcetylcholine  +, and Glutamate  +
NeurotransmitterReceptorsGlutamate  +, and GABA A-gated anionic channel  +
OriginOfAxonsoma  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
SpeciesVertebrata  +
SpineDensityOnDendritesSmooth  +
SuperCategoryNeuron  +
Synonymalpha motoneuron  +, lower motor neuron  +, and alpha motor neuron  +