Ultrastructural characteristics of layer IV neuropil in area 17 of monkeys

  title={Ultrastructural characteristics of layer IV neuropil in area 17 of monkeys},
  author={Dr. Margarete Tigges and Jane Bos and Johannes Tigges and Eileen Bridges},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
SummaryNeurons and synapses were classified within layer IV of area 17 in monkeys (Saimiri, Macaca mulatta, Macaca radiata). Three types of neurons of different sizes, distinct internal structure and synaptic environments occur. The first type is the largest neuron encountered in layer IV. It is rich in cytoplasmic organelles and receives a moderate number of Gray's type 1 and type 2 terminals onto soma and proximal dendrites. Type 1 endings are favored over type 2 terminals. This neuron… CONTINUE READING


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