Ascending projections to nucleus parafascicularis of the cat

Comans P.E. and Snow P.J. (1981) Ascending projections to nucleus parafascicularis of the cat. Brain Research, 230 1-2: 337-341. doi:10.1016/0006-8993(81)90411-X

Author Comans P.E.
Snow P.J.
Title Ascending projections to nucleus parafascicularis of the cat
Journal name Brain Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0006-8993
Publication date 1981-12-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0006-8993(81)90411-X
Volume 230
Issue 1-2
Start page 337
End page 341
Total pages 5
Language eng
Subject 1309 Developmental Biology
1312 Molecular Biology
2728 Clinical Neurology
2800 Neuroscience
Abstract Experiments utilizing the retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) were performed in order to locate the cells of origin of ascending projections to the parafascicular nucleus (Pf) of the cat. HRP-labelled cells were identified in several regions of the brain stem including: trigeminal nuclei, vestibular nuclei, nucleus coeruleus, tegmental field, deep layers of the superior colliculus, substantia nigra, dorsal median nucleus of Raphe and periaqueductal grey substance. Of these, the periaqueductal grey contained approximately 40% of labelled neurones. A weak spinal cord projection to Pf originated bilaterally from laminae VI and VII-VIII at C1 and C2 and some neurones were also found contralaterally at C7 and L7.
Keyword ascending projections
spinal cord
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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