Translations:Cell Body/1/en

From Eyewire
Revision as of 16:05, 17 November 2015 by FuzzyBot (Talk | contribs) (Importing a new version from external source)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

The Cell Body (which is sometimes referred to as a soma, perikaryon, or cyton) is the large bulbous part of a neuron, which contains the cell nucleus as well as most of the other organelles in a neuron. Because it has most of the organelles, most of the proteins are synthesized in the cell body. For the purpose of Retinal Connectomics, the cell body is generally uninformative, except on rare occasions, the cell body is the postsynaptic terminal in a synapse. As well as having the nucleus, the dendrites and usually an axon also branch off of the cell body.