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Parallel fiber receptive fields: a key to understanding cerebellar operation and learning.
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PMID:  12880177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In several theories of the function of the cerebellum in motor control, the mossy-fiber-parallel fiber input has been suggested to provide information used in the control of ongoing movements whereas the role of climbing fibers is to induce plastic changes of parallel fiber (PF) synapses on Purkinje cells. From studies of climbing fibers during the last few decades, we have gained detailed knowledge about the zonal and microzonal organization of the cerebellar cortex and the information carried by climbing fibers. However, properties of the PF input to Purkinje cells and inhibitory interneurones have been largely unknown. The present review, which focuses on the C3 zone of the cerebellar anterior lobe, will present and discuss recent data of the cutaneous PF input to Purkinje cells, interneurons and Golgi cells as well as novel forms of PF plasticity.
Carl-Fredrik Ekerot; Henrik Jörntell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cerebellum (London, England)     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1473-4222     ISO Abbreviation:  Cerebellum     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-25     Completed Date:  2003-08-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101089443     Medline TA:  Cerebellum     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiological Sciences, Section for Neurophysiology, Lund University, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebellum / physiology*
Interneurons / physiology*
Learning / physiology*
Long-Term Potentiation
Models, Neurological
Nerve Fibers / physiology*
Purkinje Cells / physiology*

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