Specialized Membrane Junctions between Neurons in the Vertebrate Cerebellar Cortex

@article{Sotelo1972SpecializedMJ,
  title={Specialized Membrane Junctions between Neurons in the Vertebrate Cerebellar Cortex},
  author={Constantino Sotelo and Rodolfo Llin{\'a}s},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1972},
  volume={53},
  pages={271 - 289}
}
"Gap" junctions, the morphological correlate for low-resistance junctions, are demonstrated between some mossy fiber terminals and granule cell dendrites in some lower vertebrate cerebella (gymnotid and frog). Most of the gap junctions (GJs) seen in the gymnotid-fish cerebellum exhibit an asymmetrical configuration, the electron-opaque cytoplasmic material underlying the junction being more extensive in the dendritic than in the axonal side. In the frog cerebellum, the GJs have a symmetrical… CONTINUE READING