The subcommissural organ is a circumventricular organ consisting of ependymal cells which secrete SCO-spondin[WP,partially vetted]. [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9579598 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subcommissural_organ ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
corpus subcommissurale [ NeuroNames:483 ]

comment

Occurs throughout the vertebartes [PMID:9579598, DOI:10.1002/ar.1091260210]. First appears in hagfish(Olsson). In many species, including the human, it reaches its full development during embryonic life[PMID:9579598]. During the course of phyletic evolution, one notes various changes. Indeed, in lower vertebrates, the SCO presents a greater degree of enzyme activity than the ependyma while in birds the ependyma demonstrates a more intense activity than the SCO[PMID:479574] Sometimes preceded by flexural organ[DOI:10.1007/BF00303086]

depicted by

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has related synonym

cerebral aqueduct subcommissural organ

dorsal subcommissural organ

organum subcommissurale

corpus subcommissurale

SCO

id

UBERON:0002139

present in taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_7742