Electron microscopic identification of cerebellar nucleo-cortical mossy terminals in the rat

J. Hámori, Éva Mezey, J. Szentágothai

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Intact mossy terminals observed in the granular layer of rat cerebella, two weeks after complete transection of all cerebellar peduncles, were identified as the endings of the intracerebellar nucleo-cortical afferents. A quantitative study of synaptic vesicle size spectra revealed clear differences between nucleo-cortical and true extracerebellar mossy afferents. These differences suggest that the nucleo-cortical afferents are recurrent collaterals of the projective nucleofugal fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalExperimental brain research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1981



  • Cerebellum
  • Mossy terminals
  • Nucleo-cortical fibers
  • Rat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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