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Category:Olfactory epithelium main supporting cell
AxonProjectionLaterality ipsilateral  +
BranchingMetrics bipolar  +
CellSomaShape Category:Fusiform   +
CellSomaSize Medium soma  +
Created 5 September 2007  +
CurationStatus uncurated  +
Definition So called supporting or sustentacular cell So called supporting or sustentacular cell, that spans the depth of the olfactory epithelium, with cell bodies in an approximate layer near the surface, and microvilli extending into the overlying mucus. The cytoplasm contains large dense granules that are released into the mucus. Their electrophysiological properties are similar to those of glial cells (high membrane potential, low input resistance). They are coupled with each other through gap junctions. led with each other through gap junctions.
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Petilla neuron  +
Has role Intrinsic neuron role +
Id nifext_119  +
Label Olfactory epithelium main supporting cell  +
Located in Olfactory epithelium middle layer +
LocationOfAxonArborization Olfactory bulb main glomerular layer +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 9 March 2012 01:21:34  +
ModifiedDate 9 March 2012  +
MolecularConstituents Olfactory receptors +
Neurotransmitter Glutamate +
NeurotransmitterReceptors AMPA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel +, NMDA-type glutamate-gated cationic channel +
OriginOfAxon soma  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. Petilla neuron  +
Species Vertebrata +
SpineDensityOnDendrites Smooth +
SuperCategory Glial-like cell  +
Synonym sustentacular cell  +, supporting cell  +, sustentacular main olfactory epithelium supporting cell  +
Categories Glial-like cell, Neuron
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