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Title: Chandelier neuron of neocortical layer 2/3
Author: Alan C. Harris
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Description: Chandelier neuron of layer 2/3 of murine somatosensory neocortex labeled via tamoxifen induction of the offspring of an EYFP reporter line crossed to the Nkx2.1-CreER driver. Chandelier neurons exclusively innervate the axon initial segment of pyramidal neurons and thus may mediate potent, reflexive inhibitory control over large ensembles of excitatory neurons. Imaged via a Zeiss 880 laser scanning confocal microscope.