The Mesencephalic Trigeminal Nucleus In The Cat by N.E. LazarovThe Mesencephalic Trigeminal Nucleus In The Cat by N.E. Lazarov

The Mesencephalic Trigeminal Nucleus In The Cat

byN.E. Lazarov

Paperback | December 22, 1999

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The book summarizes our current understanding of the ultrastructure and synaptic organization of the mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus (MTN) in the cat as well as the neurochemistry of its neuronal population. Particular emphasis is given to the survey of synaptic connections and the possible physiological involvement of MTN inputs in the transmission of proprioceptive information. Using immunocytochemistry and in situ hybridization histochemistry we have identified distinct neuronal, partly chemically coded MTN subpopulations - large glutamatergic and smaller GABAergic neurons. We also show that MTN receive catecholaminergic and peptidergic innervation. The levels of transmitter substances vary according to the environmental conditions thus implying the neurochemical plasticity of MTN neurons.
Title:The Mesencephalic Trigeminal Nucleus In The CatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:117 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:December 22, 1999Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540665242

ISBN - 13:9783540665243

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Materials and Methods.- Results.- Normal Morphology of the Mesencephalic Trigeminal Nucleus.- Neurochemistry of the Mesencephalic Trigeminal Nucleus.- Discussion.- Structural and Synaptic Organization.- Connections of the MTN.- Neurochemistry of the MTN.- Neurochemical Plasticity of MTN Neurons.- Functional Considerations.- Conclusions and Future Directions.- Summary.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Subject Index.