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bas·ket cell

1. a neuron enmeshing the cell body of another neuron with its terminal axon ramifications;
2. Synonym(s): smudge cells
3. a myoepithelial cell with branching processes that occurs basal to the secretory cells of certain salivary gland and lacrimal gland alveoli.
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basket cell

Hematology Fragile cell, smudge cell A fragmented and degenerated WBC in a peripheral blood smear, with a bare nucleus partially surrounded by a coarse network of splayed, red-purple nucleoplasm, which may be seen in normal subjects and ↑ in atypical lymphocytosis, CLL, AML, and CML, thus being similar in origin to 'smudge' cells.
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bas·ket cell

(bas'kĕt sel)
1. A neuron enmeshing the cell body of another neuron with its terminal axon ramifications.
2. Synonym(s): smudge cells.
3. A myoepithelial cell with branching processes that occurs basal to the secretory cells of certain salivary gland and lacrimal gland alveoli.
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This consists of the stellate cells in the superficial part and the basket cells in the deeper region, near the Purkinje cells, with the middle layer or Purkinje layer (PL) being composed of Purkinje cell bodies and the inner layer, or granular layer (GL), containing large Golgi cell below the Purkinje cells, with an abundance of darkly stained granule cells.
The model was an anatomically and physiologically realistic network model of the dentate gyrus (Figure 4(a)) comprised of multicompartmental neuron models representing four major excitatory and inhibitory cell types (granule cells, mossy cells, basket cells, and hilar cells), reproducing their electrophysiology and firing behavior [62].
Caption: Figure 4: Biologically detailed network modelling predicted that reduced paired-pulse inhibition of granule cell firing observed in NL2 KO mice was due to the reduction of somatic GABAergic inhibition mediated by basket cell synapses.
Most of them are basket cells and terminate on proximal dendrites or cell bodies of principal cells.
Ulbert et al., "Parvalbumin-containing fast-spiking basket cells generate the field potential oscillations induced by cholinergic receptor activation in the hippocampus," Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
Granule cells, stellate cells and basket cells of the cerebellum also migrate tangentially near the pial surface.
(2004) Development of stellate and basket cells and their apoptosis in mouse cerebellar cortex.
In samples of brain tissues (cerebral hemispheres surface, hypothalamus, the cerebellum)we revealed focal lesions and dystrophic changes in neurons, along with a decreased amount of basket cells in the cerebellum(Figures 4-5).