Edge cells

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Edge Cells are mechanosensory neurons in the lamprey spinal cord that are located on the lateral margin of the spinal cord and respond to movement. Edge cells are capable of entraining the swimming motor pattern and receive synaptic input from spinal locomotor neurons.


References

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