A nerve is an anatomical bundle of diverse neurons that function as a team. The individual neurons in a single nerve fiber differ significantly in size, myelination, receptor expression and neurotransmitter types, conduction velocities, to name a few obvious examples.
Such a heterogeneity is essential for the functioning of peripheral nervous system yet it is mostly unknown how such distinct neurons are coordinated and synchronized to generate the coherent signals.
3D reconstruction of neurons,
Let this be the vital step to understand peripheral nervous system, we aim to elucidate the mechanism of such neural synchrony by electrophysiological and molecular biological approaches.