A hypothesis on the functional significance of the dendritic projections of spinothalamic tract cells to the white matter of the cat spinal cord

Snow P.J. and Meyers D.E.R. (1983) A hypothesis on the functional significance of the dendritic projections of spinothalamic tract cells to the white matter of the cat spinal cord. Neuroscience Letters, 35 2: 105-110. doi:10.1016/0304-3940(83)90535-9


Author Snow P.J.
Meyers D.E.R.
Title A hypothesis on the functional significance of the dendritic projections of spinothalamic tract cells to the white matter of the cat spinal cord
Journal name Neuroscience Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-3940
Publication date 1983-02-21
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0304-3940(83)90535-9
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 105
End page 110
Total pages 6
Subject 2800 Neuroscience
Abstract Deep, lumbar, spinothalamic tract cells have fine distal dendrites which project to, and receive synaptic connections within, the ventral (VF) and/or lateral funiculi (LF). The projection to the LF is inversely related (P < 0.05) to the projection of the VF. It is proposed that the white matter dendrites receive a particular level of tonic, excitatory drive from a wide variety of axons in the VF and/or LF and that this drive is responsible for the spontaneous activity seen in these cells; activity which provides a baseline against which particular forms of natural stimulation may be registered either by causing an increase or a decrease in the firing frequency.
Keyword cat
dendrites
spinal cord
spinothalamic tract
spontaneous activity
white-matter
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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