Three Types of Large Nerve Cells in the Granular Layer of the Human Cerebellar Cortex

  • E. Braak
  • H. Braak
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


Morphological classification of nerve cell types is generally done in Golgi preparations. Golgi-impregnated neurons are completely filled with precipitates of silver chromate rendering examination of cytoplasmic details impossible. With a new technique most of the precipitate is dissolved and the remainder is converted to small particles stable enough to withstand various counterstaining procedures. Lipofuscin or other cytoplasmic components can now be stained by suitable techniques.


Granular Layer Nerve Cell Type Large Nerve Cell Golgi Cell Purkinje Cell Layer 
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  1. Braak E, Braak H (1983) On three types of large nerve cells in the granular layer of the human cerebellar cortex. Anat Embryol 166: 67–86PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Braak
  • H. Braak
    • 1
  1. 1.Frankfurt (Main)Germany

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