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Inhibitory actions from low and high threshold cutaneous afferents on groups II and III muscle afferent pathways in the spinal cat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  232364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The inhibitory effects caused by volleys in cutaneous afferents on the transmission through some polysynaptic segmental pathways activated by high threshold muscle afferents were studied in chloralose anesthetized, spinal cats. Pathways studied were groups II and III to motoneurones as well as group II to primary afferents. The results suggested that two different mechanisms were involved. One mechanism, with a very slow time course (duration more than 400 ms), is suggested to be an example of presynaptic inhibition between different primary afferent systems. This mechanism required high threshold (greater than or equal to 1.6T) conditioning shocks, and appeared simultaneously with the component II dorsal root potential being evoked by the cutaneous afferent volley. The other mechanism, with a faster time course (duration always below 300 ms), was dependent upon low threshold (less than or equal to 1.5T) cutaneous conditioning volleys. This inhibitory interaction could not be ascribed to the same presynaptic mechanism, but is suggested to be an example of postsynaptic inhibition at an interneuronal level. The presumed disynaptic excitatory pathway from group II muscle afferents to flexor motoneurones was not inhibited by cutaneous conditioning shocks, but could on the contrary be facilitated by activity in low threshold cutaneous afferents, probably at the only interneurone involved in this group II pathway.
T Jeneskog
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta physiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0001-6772     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Physiol. Scand.     Publication Date:  1979 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-06-25     Completed Date:  1980-06-25     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370362     Medline TA:  Acta Physiol Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-308     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Afferent Pathways / physiology*
Electric Stimulation
Ganglia, Spinal / physiology*
Motor Neurons / physiology*
Muscles / innervation
Musculocutaneous Nerve / physiology*
Neural Inhibition*
Skin / innervation
Synapses / physiology
Synaptic Transmission

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