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Category:Olfactory bulb (main) tufted cell (middle)
Abbrev TC  +
AxonLength 500 -5000 um?  +
AxonMyelination myelinated  +
AxonProjectionLaterality ipsilateral  +
BranchingMetrics apical/basal  +
CellSomaShape Category:Spherical   +
CellularSynapticTarget Intrinsic: unknown; Extrinsic: olfactory cortex pyramidal cell? +
Comment Properties are primarily from rat but expert indicated they apply generally to all mammals, so I changed "Rat" to "Mammal"
CurationStatus graph position temporary  +
Curator Maryann Martone +
DefiningCriteria Morphology; connetivity; biochemical.primary dendrite ending in tuft in a glomerulus, with lateral dendrites in the external plexiform layer making dendrodendritic synapses with granule cells  +
Definition Principal neuron located in the outer thir Principal neuron located in the outer third of the external plexiform layer of the olfactory bulb in the mammalian central nervous system. Each tufted cell is characterized by usually a single short primary dendrite that traverses the outer external plexiform layer and terminates within an olfactory glomerulus in a tuft of branches, where it receives the input from olfactory receptor neuron axon terminals. Differentiated from external tufted cells. Axons of the tufted cells transfer information to a number of areas in the brain, including the piriform cortex, entorhinal cortex, olfactory tubercle, and amygdala. Shepherd, Shen, Greer. Olfactory bulb. In The synaptic organization of the brain, ed 5 New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 5 New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
DendriteThickness Apical: 2-3 um maintained to the glomerulus; Basal: 1-3 um at origin from cell body.  +
EditorialNote Would be nice to get the types of glutamate and GABA receptors
FiringPatterns Regular firing and bursting  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Petilla neuron  +
Has role Principal neuron role +
Id nifext_121  +
Label Olfactory bulb (main) tufted cell (middle)  +
Located in Olfactory bulb +, Olfactory bulb (main) internal plexiform layer outer part +
LocationOfAxonArborization Olfactory cortex +
LocationOfLocalAxonArborization Olfactory bulb (main) internal plexiform layer +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 4 June 2013 20:38:25  +
ModifiedDate 4 June 2013  +
Neurotransmitter Glutamate +
NeurotransmitterReceptors Glutamate receptor +, GABA receptor +
NumberOfPrimaryDendrites 1-2, plus basal (lateral) dendrites  +
OriginOfAxon soma and sometimes dendrite  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Petilla neuron  +
Species Mammal +
SpineDensityOnDendrites Smooth +
SpontaneousFiringPatterns Regular firing and bursting  +
SpontaneousFiringRate medium firing  +
SubcellularSynapticTarget Dendritic spines of distal apical dendrites of olfactory cortex pyramidal cell  +
SuperCategory Neuron  +
Synonym Olfactory bulb (main) tufted cell (middle)  +
Categories Neuron
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