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Human Fetal Cerebellar Cortex: Organization and Maturation of Cells in vitro

Lowell W. Lapham and William R. Markesbery
Science
New Series, Vol. 173, No. 3999 (Aug. 27, 1971), pp. 829-832
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1732134
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Abstract

Human fetal cerebellar cortex was maintained up to 5 months in vitro. Important features included early migration of granule neurons followed by maturation of Purkinje and granule neurons. Unique areas of organization developed in which a rim of leptomeningeal cells surrounded an explant and its outgrowth zone; these areas subsequently grew as well-defined units.

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