Wisteria floribunda lectin is associated with specific cell types in the ventral cochlear nucleus of the gerbil, Meriones unguiculatus.


Journal Article

The cochlear nucleus is made up of a number of diverse cell types with different anatomical and physiological properties. A plant lectin, Wisteria floribunda agglutinin, that recognizes specific carbohydrate residues in the extracellular matrix binds to some cell types in the ventral cochlear nucleus but not to cells in the dorsal cochlear nucleus. In the ventral cochlear nucleus, the most intensely labeled cells are octopus cells, a subset of multipolar cells and cochlear root neurons. The multipolar cells that are labeled may correspond to the population that projects to the inferior colliculus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cant, NB; Benson, CG

Published Date

  • June 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 216-217 /

Start / End Page

  • 64 - 72

PubMed ID

  • 16497454

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16497454

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-5955

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.heares.2006.01.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands