A Golgi study of the proximal portion of the human Purkinje cell axon

T. Kato, A. Hirano

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Abstract

The proximal portion of the Purkinje cell axon in normal cerebellum was investigated using the Golgi-Cox method. The axon emerging from the axon hillock tapered as it proceeded distally along the initial segment. The most distal portion of the initial segment was the narrowest (about 1 μm). Then the axon became thicker again in the probable myelinated portion. The length of the axon hillock plus the initial segment ranged from 21 μm to 52 μm, 35±6 μm on average ±SD. The axon arose from any site of the soma and the primary dendrite of the Purkinje cell. Almost half of the axons emanated from a lateral surface of the soma. The dendritic arbores of the Purkinje cell with a torpedo were atrophic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neuropathologica
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1985

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Keywords

  • Golgi method
  • Initial segment
  • Purkinje cell axon
  • Somatic spine
  • Torpedo

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  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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A Golgi study of the proximal portion of the human Purkinje cell axon. / Kato, T.; Hirano, A.

In: Acta Neuropathologica, Vol. 68, No. 3, 09.1985, p. 191-195.

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Kato, T. ; Hirano, A. / A Golgi study of the proximal portion of the human Purkinje cell axon. In: Acta Neuropathologica. 1985 ; Vol. 68, No. 3. pp. 191-195.
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