basket cell


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basket cell

[′bas·kət ‚sel]
(histology)
A type of cell in the cerebellum whose axis-cylinder processes terminate in a basketlike network around the cells of Purkinje.
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The model was an anatomically and physiologically realistic network model of the dentate gyrus (Figure 4(a)) comprised of multicompartmental neuron models representing four major excitatory and inhibitory cell types (granule cells, mossy cells, basket cells, and hilar cells), reproducing their electrophysiology and firing behavior [62].
Most of them are basket cells and terminate on proximal dendrites or cell bodies of principal cells.
This consists of the stellate cells in the superficial part and the basket cells in the deeper region, near the Purkinje cells, with the middle layer or Purkinje layer (PL) being composed of Purkinje cell bodies and the inner layer, or granular layer (GL), containing large Golgi cell below the Purkinje cells, with an abundance of darkly stained granule cells.