Development of Purkinje cell somatic spines in the weaver mouse

Asao Hirano, Herbert M. Dembitzer, Chai H. Yoon

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The cerebellar cortices of weaver mice and their normal littermates ranging in age from six to thirteen days after birth were examined with the electron microscope. The initial development of spines, both somatic and dendritic, are the same in both the weaver and its normal littermates despite the extreme paucity of parallel fibers in the former.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalActa neuropathologica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977


  • Cerebellum
  • Purkinje cell
  • Spine
  • Synapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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