Diameter of soma of molluscan neuron

Range 20 - 100 µm
Organism Mollusc
Reference Dai J, Sheetz MP, Wan X, Morris CE (1998) Membrane tension in swelling and shrinking molluscan neurons. J Neurosci 18: 6681–6692 p.6689 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID9712640
Comments "Because molluscan neurons are large (20- to 100µm-diameter somata) and readily manipulated (patch-clamped, injected, cultured with minimal media and substrata at room temperature), they have proved useful for posing fundamental questions about membrane mechanics and surface area regulation (for references, see Herring et al., 1998)."
Entered by Uri M
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