Neurons of origin of the perforant path

Steven P. Schwartz, Paul D. Coleman

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Neurons of origin of the perforant path were labeled in entorhinal cortex after exposure of their injured axons to horseradish peroxidase. Almost all neurons in layer II of portions of the entorhinal cortex ipsilateral to the injury site contained diffuse and/or granular label. They included stellates, pyramids, fusiforms, and two cell types whose dendrites arose from two or three characteristic sites and divided into branches which were largely parallel or oblique to the pial surface. These two types predominated in the area lateralis, and stellates with dendrites mainly oriented perpendicular to the pia were the most numerous cells in the area medialis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience


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