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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Chandelier Cells Inhibit Nearby Excitatory Neurons

Caption: Chandelier cells have traditionally been very difficult to image. CSHL Professor Linda Van Aelst and her colleagues developed a new method to visualize these cells in the brain. As seen here, the end of one axonal projection from a chandelier cell, in green, directly contacts a nearby excitatory neuron, shown in red.

Credit: Linda Van Aelst, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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