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Collateral projection from the substantia nigra to the striatum and superior colliculus in the rat.
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PMID:  3399059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our retrograde fluorescent double labeling study demonstrated the existence of divergent collateral projections from the substantia nigra to the striatum and superior colliculus in the rat. These bifurcating projection neurons were located predominantly in the ventrolateral portions of the substantia nigra pars reticulata at its rostral level, where they formed a narrow band along the boundary between the substantia nigra and cerebral peduncle. Such specific projection cells were also seen in the substantia nigra pars lateralis. However, nigral neurons did not give off axonal branches to the striatum and ventromedial thalamic nucleus. The new nigral cell population proposed here might constitute a neuroanatomical substrate for abnormal saccadic eye movements clinically manifested by many parkinsonian patients.
M Takada; Z K Li; T Hattori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0306-4522     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroscience     Publication Date:  1988 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-01     Completed Date:  1988-09-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605074     Medline TA:  Neuroscience     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  563-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Corpus Striatum / anatomy & histology*
Rats, Inbred Strains
Substantia Nigra / anatomy & histology*
Superior Colliculi / anatomy & histology*

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