Fraction of striatal neurons that are medium spiny projection neurons (MSNs)

Range ~95 %
Organism Cat
Reference Yager LM, Garcia AF, Wunsch AM, Ferguson SM. The ins and outs of the striatum: role in drug addiction. Neuroscience. 2015 Aug 20 301: 529-41. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.06.033 p.530 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID26116518
Primary Source Kemp JM, Powell TP. The structure of the caudate nucleus of the cat: light and electron microscopy. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 1971 Sep 30 262(845):383-401 DOI: 10.1098/rstb.1971.0102PubMed ID4107495
Method Light and electron microscopy
Comments P.530 left column bottom paragraph: "However, the majority of striatal neurons (∼95%) are MSNs (primary source): these will be the focus of this review." Primary source abstract: "One type of medium cell with many dendritic spines forms over 95 % of the cell population."
Entered by Uri M
ID 117203