1. Osen KK, Storm-Mathisen J, Ottersen OP and Dihle B. (1995) Glutamate is concentrated in and released from parallel fiber terminals in the dorsal cochlear nucleus: a quantitative immunocytochemical analysis in guinea pig. J Comp Neurol 357:482-500 [Journal] .

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Cochlear nucleus pyramidal/fusiform GLU cellDistal apical dendriteGlutamateGranule Cell terminals (T)All levels of the apical dendrites receive input from granule cells (which receive their input from mossy fibers); the terminals make small spherical vesicle (ss) synapses (Smith PH and Rhode WS, 1985 [cat]2 ). on spines (SOBiv p126,130). The neurotransmitter is GLU (Hunter C et al, 1993 [mammal]3 ). (Osen KK et al, 1995 [guinea pig]1 ). (Manis PB and Molitor SC, 1996 [mammal]4 ). SOBiv p128). Granule cells are similar to cerebellar granule cells (SOBiv p132).
Cochlear nucleus pyramidal/fusiform GLU cellMiddle apical dendriteGlutamateGranule Cell terminals (T)All levels of the apical dendrites receive input from granule cells (which receive their input from mossy fibers); the terminals make small spherical vesicle (ss) synapses (Smith PH and Rhode WS, 1985 [cat]2 ). on spines (SOBiv p126,130). The neurotransmitter is GLU (Hunter C et al, 1993 [mammal]3 ). (Osen KK et al, 1995 [guinea pig]1 ). (Manis PB and Molitor SC, 1996 [mammal]4 ). SOBiv p128). Granule cells are similar to cerebellar granule cells (SOBiv p132).
Cochlear nucleus pyramidal/fusiform GLU cellProximal apical dendriteGlutamateGranule Cell terminals (T)All levels of the apical dendrites receive input from granule cells (which receive their input from mossy fibers); the terminals make small spherical vesicle (ss) synapses (Smith PH and Rhode WS, 1985 [cat]2 ). on spines (SOBiv p126,130). The neurotransmitter is GLU (Hunter C et al, 1993 [mammal]3 ). (Osen KK et al, 1995 [guinea pig]1 ). (Manis PB and Molitor SC, 1996 [mammal]4 ). SOBiv p128). Granule cells are similar to cerebellar granule cells (SOBiv p132).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Osen KK, Storm-Mathisen J, Ottersen OP and Dihle B. (1995) Glutamate is concentrated in and released from parallel fiber terminals in the dorsal cochlear nucleus: a quantitative immunocytochemical analysis in guinea pig. J Comp Neurol 357:482-500 [Journal] .
2.  Smith PH and Rhode WS. (1985) Electron microscopic features of physiologically characterized, HRP-labeled fusiform cells in the cat dorsal cochlear nucleus. J Comp Neurol 237:127-43 [Journal] .
3.  Hunter C, Petralia RS, Vu T and Wenthold RJ. (1993) Expression of AMPA-selective glutamate receptor subunits in morphologically defined neurons of the mammalian cochlear nucleus. J Neurosci 13:1932-46.
4.  Manis PB and Molitor SC. (1996) N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors at parallel fiber synapses in the dorsal cochlear nucleus. J Neurophysiol 76:1639-56 [Journal] .