Muscle Spindle Ia afferent: The Cell Body?

 C.C. Hunt, Dept. of Physiology, U. of North Carolina & M. Chua, Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington U. Medical School.

An isolated Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) cell stained with the voltage dependent dye ...4-epi... Image captured with a LeicaTCS confocal miscroscope using a 40X NA 1.25 oil immersion lens. The was added to the bathing media and preferentially stains the cell membrane.

A set of serial optical sections of the above DRG cell taken at 1 um steps. Click on image to load. Re-click on loaded image to play view of serial sections (for many but not all browsers).