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Category:Colliculus inferior principal cell
AxonDiameter Mean: 0.86 micrometer (including GABAergic axons) +
AxonMyelination myelinated  +
AxonProjectionLaterality ipsilateral  +
AxonTract Brachium of the inferior colliculus +
BranchingMetrics other  +
CellSomaShape Category:Oval   +
CellSomaSize Medium soma  +
CellularSynapticTarget Medial geniculate body tufted cell +, Medial geniculate body stellate cell +
Created 5 September 2007  +
CurationStatus uncurated  +
DefiningCitation Oliver, 1984  +
Definition Around 80% of neurons in the inferior coll Around 80% of neurons in the inferior colliculus (IC) is glutamatergic (Ito and Oliver, 2012). They express vesicular glutamate transporter (VGLUT) 2 but not VGLUT1 or VGLUT3 (Ito and Oliver, 2010, 2011). Their main target is the medial geniculate body although they send axons to most auditory brainstem nuclei. Since majority of IC neurons are disc-shaped, which extend their dendrite parallel to isofrequency laminae (Oliver, 1984), majority of glutamatergic neurons are likely to be disc-shaped. Stellate neurons, which are less common and extend dendrite perpendicular to isofrequency laminae, also project to the medial geniculate body (Oliver, 1984). the medial geniculate body (Oliver, 1984).
DendriteLocation Inferior colliculus +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Petilla neuron  +
Has role Principal neuron role +
Id nifext_82  +
Label Colliculus inferior principal cell  +
Located in Inferior colliculus +
LocationOfAxonArborization Medial geniculate body +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2 February 2015 00:47:20  +
ModifiedDate 2 February 2015  +
MolecularConstituents Vesicular glutamate transporter 2 +
Neurotransmitter Glutamate +
OriginOfAxon soma  +
PMID 6201779  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Petilla neuron  +
PublicationLink  +
Species Vertebrata +
SubcellularSynapticTarget dendrite  +
SuperCategory Neuron  +
Synonym Inferior colliculus principal neuron  +
Categories Neuron
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