Received: 07-Jun-2023, Manuscript No. ABR-23-101593;
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, DOI: 10.4172/0976-1233.010
, Citations: Qiao R. 2023. Unveiling the Developments and Classifications of Neuromorphology. Ann Biol Res.14:010.
Copyright: © 2023 Qiao R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study of nervous system structure, form, and function is known as neuromorphology. The study entails connecting a molecular and cellular level examination of a specific area of the nervous system to a physiological and anatomical perspective. The field also studies how the many parts of the nervous system communicate and interact with one another. Morphology and morphogenesis are different. While morphogenesis is the study of the biological development of an organism’s shape and structure, morphology is the study of the shape and structure of biological creatures. Therefore, rather than focussing on how the nervous system was created, neuromorphology concentrates on the intricacies of its anatomy. Despite being two distinct concepts, neuromorphology and morphogenesis remain closely connected.
Influence on neuron function
An association between a neuron’s morphology and its functional characteristics has been demonstrated by research. To demonstrate the connection between neuron shape and function, researchers have examined the correspondence between the morphology and functional classes of cat retinal ganglion cells. Other common features of neurons that have been found to affect neuron activity include orientation sensitivity and dendritic branching patterns. By investigating the optic nerves of Drosophila melanogaster, Ian A. Meinertzhagen and colleagues have recently discovered a link between the genetic elements that underlie a particular neural shape and how these two factors then correspond to the neuron’s function. They claim that by controlling the creation of synapse, the structure of the neuron can dictate its function.
Neuronal morphological development is influenced by both intrinsic and external influences. Genes and other elements like electric fields, ionic waves, and gravity all affect the neuromorphology of neural tissue. Additionally, developing cells place physical and geometrical restrictions on one another. Synaptogenesis and neuronal shape are impacted by these interactions. Applications for imaging and morphological measurements are crucial for improving our comprehension of the developmental process.
The size, structure, and electrochemical characteristics of neurons vary widely due to the large range of functions carried out by various types of neurons in various regions of the nervous system. Neurons can be categorised based on their morphology and come in a variety of sizes and forms. Neurons are divided into type I and type II cells according to the Italian scientist Camillo Golgi. While Golgi II neurons typically have shorter axons, like granule cells, or are anaxonic, Golgi I neurons typically have long axons that can transport signals over vast distances, such in Purkinje cells.
Neurons can be classified as unipolar, bipolar, or multipolar morphologically. One process only extends from the cell body in unipolar and pseudo-unipolar cells. Multipolar cells have three or more processes extending towards and away from the cell body, whereas bipolar cells have a pair of processes extending from the cell body. A subfield of neuromorphology called theoretical neuromorphology aims to mathematically describe the form, organisation, and connectivity of the nervous system.
The field of gravitational neuromorphology examines how the structure of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems is affected by changes in gravity. This topic focuses on how environmental factors can change the structure and function of the nervous system in order to advance our understanding of how adaptable nervous systems are. In this situation the environment often entails subjecting neurons to either hyper gravity or microgravity.
Citation: Qiao R. 2023. Unveiling the Developments and Classifications of Neuromorphology. Ann Biol Res.14:010.
Copyright: © 2023 Qiao R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.