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Title: Chandelier neuron of neocortical layer 5
Author: Alan C. Harris
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Description: Chandelier neuron of layer 5 of mouse somatosensory cortex filled with biocytin during intracellular recording. Chandelier neurons synapse exclusively onto the axon initial segment—the locus of action potential initiation—of hundreds of pyramidal neurons, and may orchestrate complex network phenomena.