The Paraneuron pp 273-277 | Cite as

Cerebrospinal Fluid-Contacting Neurons

  • Tsuneo Fujita
  • Tomio Kanno
  • Shigeru Kobayashi


The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-contacting neuron is not a paraneuron. The reasons why a chapter of the present volume is devoted to this neuron are: (1) It has certain cell-biological features in common with paraneurons (Nakai et al. 1977a, b); (2) it is homologous to retinal and pineal paraneurons, as has already been discussed (see pp. 241, 248); and (3) it has recently been regarded as the prototype of neurons, possibly sharing chemoreceptive and secretory features with bipolar paraneurons (see below).


Central Canal Dense Granule Dendritic Process Neural Canal Striate Rootlet 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuneo Fujita
    • 1
  • Tomio Kanno
    • 2
  • Shigeru Kobayashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of Niigata School of MedicineNiigataJapan
  2. 2.Department of Physiology Faculty of Veterinary MedicineHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyYamanashi Medical CollegeTamaho,YamanashiJapan

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