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Category:Neostriatum indirect pathway spiny neuron
Abbrev MSN  +
AxonMyelination myelinated  +
AxonProjectionLaterality ipsilateral  +
CellSomaShape Category:Multipolar   +
CellSomaSize Medium soma  +
Comment This class is duplicated in NIF
CurationStatus uncurated  +
DefiningCitation Kemp JM and Powell TPS The structure of the caudate nucleus of the cat: light and electron microscopy. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond B 262:383-401  +
Definition The principal projection neuron of the caudate and putamen.
DendriteThickness 2-3 um  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Petilla neuron  +
Has role Principal neuron role +
Id nlx_149136  +
Label Neostriatum indirect pathway spiny neuron  +
Located in Caudate nucleus +, Putamen +, Nucleus accumbens +
LocationOfAxonArborization Globus pallidus internal segment +, Globus pallidus external segment +, Substantia nigra +
LocationOfLocalAxonArborization Striosomal compartment of neostriatum +, Matrix compartment of neostriatum +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2 February 2015 02:55:21  +
ModifiedDate 2 February 2015  +
MolecularConstituents Enkephalin +, Substance P +
Neurotransmitter GABA +
NeurotransmitterReceptors D1 receptor +, AMPA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel +, D2 receptor +, Muscarinic ACh receptor +
NumberOfPrimaryDendrites 3-5  +
OriginOfAxon soma and sometimes dendrite  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Petilla neuron  +
Species Mammal +
SpineDensityOnDendrites Spiny high density +
SuperCategory Neuron  +
Synonym Medium spiny neuron  +, Neostriatal spiny neuron  +, Medium-sized spiny neuron  +, Striatal spiny neuron  +, Striatal medium spiny neuron  +
Categories Neuron
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