The basic cellular unit of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the nervous system. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuron MESH:D009474 MESH:A08.663 ]
Synonyms: nerve cell
These cells are also reportedly CD4-negative and CD200-positive. They are also capable of producing CD40L and IFN-gamma.