Forest of neurons

Werner Zuschratter (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN), Magdeburg)

Scientific background:

Whereas processes of neurons look like trunks at night, in reality the green leaves of these trees are synaptic contacts of mossy fibres. The brain slice from CA3 region of hippocampus was labelled with antibodies against the protein MAP2 (cyan) and the presynaptic marker Bassoon (green).

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Forest of neurons, Werner Zuschratter (LIN Magdeburg)