This image was produced using two photon microscopy, which allows fluorescent imaging of living tissue. The image shows the structure of cerebellar circuitry in a transgenic mouse. Interneurons in the cerebellum that express neuronal NOS (Nitiric Oxide Synthetase) enzyme are shown in green and two of the Purkinje cells in the Purkinje cell layer are shown in red.
Cells in the cerebellum, a region of the brain important for balance and movement. The branching green cell is a Purkinje cell.
Confocal microscope image of a developing Purkinje cell in the cerebellum of a 9 day postnatal rat. The cerebellum contains millions of these cells which are involved with integrating motor and sensory information in the fine coordination of movement.