Category Archives: Purkinje cell

Key molecule in the elusive regeneration of cerebellum synaptic connections identified.


It is known that nerves in the central nervous system of adult mammals do not usually regenerate when injured.  However, the granule cell, a nerve cell located in the cerebellum, is different. When its fibres, called parallel fibres, are cut, rapid regeneration ensues and junctions with other neurons called synapses are rebuilt; the precise mechanism for which is unclear.  Now,

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