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Ultrastructural basis of synaptic transmission between endbulbs of Held and bushy cells in the rat cochlear nucleus

Nicol, Madeleine; Walmsley, Bruce


Auditory nerve fibres make large excitatory synaptic contacts, the endbulbs of Held, with bushy cells in the anteroventral cochlear nucleus (AVCN). We have used serial-section electron microscopy to reconstruct seven endbulbs of Held in contact with three different AVCN bushy cells from a 25-day-old rat, as a basis for interpreting our previous physiological results at this connection. Four endbulbs of Held contacting the same bushy cell were completely reconstructed. The number of separate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physiology
DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2001.012972


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