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Atlas of Ultrastructural Neurocytology
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7.1. Unusual Structures

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Fig. 7.1.34. This complex convolution with multitubular body (large arrow) is a derivate of endoplasmic reticulum characteristic of thalamic neurons. It may be related to the formation of extensive non-synaptic interneuronal junctions in thalamus (see Intercellular Junctions Other Than Chemical Synapses). Polyribosomes are marked by empty arrows. Scale = 500 nm. (Rat, thalamic ventrobasal nucleus.) Download the high resolution image.

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