PMID: 107465Jan 1, 1979

A quantitative study of the glia of the Purkinje cell layer of the cerebellum in mammals

Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
D M Mann, P O Yates


The cerebella of fourteen mammals have been examined and the number of each DNA class of glial cell, within the Purkinje cell layer, counted. Diploid glial cells were present in all species and related in number to the surface area of the Purkinje cell. It is likely that they assist in the maintenance of the physiology of this latter cell type. Tetraploid glial cells, however, occur in significant numbers only in the human and chimpanzee and possibly play a part in the establishment of certain learned patterns of co-ordinated movement peculiar to these species.


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