Stellate cell

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Not to be confused with Hepatic stellate cell.
Stellate cell
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Microcircuitry of the cerebellum. Excitatory synapses are denoted by (+) and inhibitory synapses by (-).
MF: Mossy fiber.
DCN: Deep cerebellar nuclei.
IO: Inferior olive.
CF: Climbing fiber.
GC: Granule cell.
PF: Parallel fiber.
PC: Purkinje cell.
GgC: Golgi cell.
SC: Stellate cell.
BC: Basket cell.
Identifiers
NeuroLex ID Stellate Cell
Dorlands
/Elsevier
12225156
TH H1.00.01.0.00047
Anatomical terminology

In neuroscience, stellate cells are neurons with several dendrites radiating from the cell body giving them a star shape. The three most common stellate cells are the inhibitory interneurons found within the molecular layer of the cerebellum, excitatory spiny stellate interneurons and inhibitory aspiny stellate interneurons.

Cerebellar stellate cells synapse onto the dendritic arbors of Purkinje cells.

Cortical spiny stellate cells are found in layer IVC of the V1 region in the visual cortex. They receive excitatory synaptic fibres from the thalamus and process feed forward excitation to 2/3 layer of V1 visual cortex to pyramidal cells. Cortical spiny stellate cells have a 'regular' firing pattern.

Stellate cells are chromophobes.[clarification needed]

Golgi stained cortical neurons A) Layer II/IIIpyramidal cell B) layer IV spiny stellate cell

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