Projections of VIP/PHI neurons of the interstitial nucleus of Cajal in the rat.

Mariann Fodor, William Rostène, Anne Berod, Viktória Bencze, Miklós Palkovits

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Abstract

Neurons expressing VIP/PHI precursor mRNA have been localized in the interstitial nucleus of Cajal. Unilateral surgical cut through the medial forebrain bundle failed to influence VIP/PHI mRNA expression in the Cajal nucleus while brainstem hemisection or unilateral transection of the medial longitudinal fascicle reduced it markedly, ipsilateral to the knife cuts. Thus, in contrast to forebrain projecting VIP neurons in the rostral periaqueductal gray, VIP/PHI neurons in the Cajal nucleus project downwards, to the lower brainstem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalIdeggyógyászati szemle
Volume60
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 30 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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