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24th June 2013

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Pyramidal cells are a type of neuron found in areas of the brain including cerebral cortex, the hippocampus, and in the amygdala. Pyramidal neurons are the primary excitation units of the mammalian prefrontal cortex and the corticospinal tract.  Pyramidal neurons have a characteristic triangular shaped soma, or cell body, after which the neuron is named. Other key structural features are a single axon, a large apical dendrite, multiple basal dendrites, and the presence of dendritic spines
Negative image of Pyramidal cells stained for the SMI-32 antibody
Mr. Jeffrey Mellott
Richardson, TX, USA Technique: Brightfield, 20x Objective

Pyramidal cells are a type of neuron found in areas of the brain including cerebral cortex, the hippocampus, and in the amygdala. Pyramidal neurons are the primary excitation units of the mammalian prefrontal cortex and the corticospinal tract.  Pyramidal neurons have a characteristic triangular shaped soma, or cell body, after which the neuron is named. Other key structural features are a single axon, a large apical dendrite, multiple basal dendrites, and the presence of dendritic spines

Negative image of Pyramidal cells stained for the SMI-32 antibody

Mr. Jeffrey Mellott

Richardson, TX, USA
Technique: Brightfield, 20x Objective

Tagged: Pyramidal cellsNeuronBrainBiologyScience

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