Influence of substrate on the distribution of calcium channels in identified leech neurons in culture.

@article{Ross1988InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of substrate on the distribution of calcium channels in identified leech neurons in culture.},
  author={William N Ross and Hugo Ar{\'e}chiga and John G. Nicholls},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1988},
  volume={85 11},
  pages={4075-8}
}
The Retzius neuron from the leech, growing in culture on the plant lectin concanavalin A as substrate, produces broad flat growth cones and thick bundles of processes. The same cell extends fine straight processes with numerous branches when grown on a laminin-like substrate extracted from leech central nervous system extracellular matrix, referred to as… CONTINUE READING