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Effect of orofacial motor cortex stimulation on neuronal activity in the red nucleus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17027937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied modulation of the activities of the red nucleus (RN) neurons under to electrical stimulation of the orofacial motor cortex (OfM) in urethane-anesthetized rats. Of 57 neurons studied, 30 (53%) neurons modulated the firing patterns. The firing patterns of the RN neurons were classified into four types: an excitation (E) type (n=4), a long inhibition (LI) type (n=4), a short inhibition (SI) type (n=22), and a no-effect type (n=27). These modulated neurons were intermingled in the dorso-ventral part of the RN. Our results suggest that the RN neurons receive excitatory or inhibitory inputs from the OfM.
Yoshihide Satoh; Ken'ichi Ishizuka; Toshiki Murakami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain research     Volume:  1123     ISSN:  0006-8993     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Res.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-27     Completed Date:  2007-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045503     Medline TA:  Brain Res     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, The Nippon Dental University School of Life Dentistry at Niigata, 1-8 Hamaura-cho, Niigata 951-8580, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation
Jaw / physiology
Motor Cortex / cytology,  physiology*
Movement / physiology*
Neural Pathways / physiology*
Neurons / physiology*
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Reaction Time / physiology
Red Nucleus / cytology,  physiology*

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