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Arborizations of Single Corticofugal Axons in the Feline Cuneate Nucleus Stained by Iontophoretic Injection of Horseradish Peroxidase
Brain Research
  • Surindar Cheema
  • Robert E.W. Fyffe, Wright State University
  • Alan Light
  • Aldo Rustioni
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-2-1984
Abstract

Terminal aborizations and synaptic boutons of cortical afferents to the cuneate nucleus were examined by light and electromicroscopy following intra-axonal staining with HRP. Two populations of afferents are described: (1) direct corticocuneate fibers, and (2) fibers destined for the spinal cord which issue collateral branches to the cuneate nucleus. Corticocuneate terminals primarily contact fine dendrites located in the ventral parts of the nucleus. These results are discussed in relation to previous anatomical findings and to new concepts of cuneate nucleus organization.

DOI
10.1016/0006-8993(84)90747-9
Citation Information
Surindar Cheema, Robert E.W. Fyffe, Alan Light and Aldo Rustioni. "Arborizations of Single Corticofugal Axons in the Feline Cuneate Nucleus Stained by Iontophoretic Injection of Horseradish Peroxidase" Brain Research Vol. 290 Iss. 1 (1984) p. 158 - 164 ISSN: 0006-8993
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fyffe/44/