Efferent connections of the ectostriatal core. An anterograde tracer study

A. Alpár, T. Tömböl

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Abstract

In the present study the efferent connections of the ectostriatal core were investigated with biotinylated dextran-amine anterograde tracer in the chicken using light microscopy. The efferents of the ectostriatal core were labelled anterogradely, but retrograde labelling was also observed, which displayed the afferents of the same region. The ectostriatal belt received a few thin varicose fibres; retrogradely labelled cells also appeared. The most extended projection ended in the surrounding neostriatum, which turned out to be reciprocally connected to the ectostriatal core. On the basis of these connections, the neostriatum is said to be an important visual associative center. Efferent fibres reached the motor areas as well. A significant projection entered the paleostriatum augmentatum, especially the ventral part. The paleostriatum primitivum also received a few fibres. The other motor center, the medial part of the anterior archistriatum, was proved to be directly connected to the ectostriatal core as well. Considering that the archistriatum is also connected indirectly to the Wulst, the movements are able to be guided by well processed visual information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-110
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Anatomy
Volume182
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Neostriatum
Globus Pallidus
Amygdala
tracer techniques
Motor Cortex
dextran
amines
light microscopy
Microscopy
Chickens
chickens
Light
cells
biotinylated dextran amine

Keywords

  • Ectostriatum
  • Efferent connections
  • Immunotracer

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Anatomy

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Efferent connections of the ectostriatal core. An anterograde tracer study. / Alpár, A.; Tömböl, T.

In: Annals of Anatomy, Vol. 182, No. 2, 2000, p. 101-110.

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