G. A. Mihailoff

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Experimental studies on a variety of mammals, including primates, have revealed direct and reciprocal connections between the hypothalamus and the cerebellum. Although widespread areas of the hypothalamus project to cerebellum, axons arise primarily from cells in the lateral, posterior, and dorsal hypothalamic areas; the supramammillary, tuberomammillary,(More)
The retrograde transport of the conjugate wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP) was used in the rat to identify the cell bodies of origin for all subcortical projections to the basilar pontine nuclei (BPN). A parapharyngeal surgical approach was used to allow the injection micropipette to enter the BPN from the ventral aspect of the(More)
Previous reports from this laboratory and elsewhere have provided evidence that the locus coeruleus (LC) and dorsal raphe (DR) nuclei are topographically organized with respect to their efferent targets. Whereas most of these previous studies have focused on relationships between these monoamine-containing brainstem nuclei and cerebral cortex, basal(More)
Orthograde axonal transport tracing methods were used to describe the projections to the basilar pontine nuclei (BPN) which arise within the face representation of motor or somatosensory cerebral cortex. Injections centered in motor face (MF) cortex resulted in the labeling of several corticopontine terminal fields which exhibit a rostrocaudal columnar(More)
Putative GABAergic elements in the pontine nuclei have been studied in the rat, cat and two old world monkeys (Macaca mulatta and Papio papio) using an antiserum against GABA-glutaraldehyde-protein conjugates and the peroxidase-antiperoxidase method. In addition, an antiserum against glutamate decarboxylase has been used in the cat. For comparison, Golgi(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the origin of projections from the basilar pontine nuclei (BPN) and nucleus reticularis tegmentis pontis (NRTP) to the posterior vermal lobules VI-IX of the rat cerebellum. We describe the topographical organization of this component of the pontocerebellar projection, and the congruence of the cells of origin in the(More)
The abundance of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep in the neonatal mammal and its subsequent decline in the course of development, as well as the dramatic and widespread enhancement of CNS activity during REM sleep, led us to propose that this state plays a functional role in the normative physiological and structural maturation of the brain [54]. When, after(More)
The present study was conducted to examine the spatial organization of dorsal (DR) and median (MR) raphe neurons that project to rostrocaudally aligned areas of the rat cerebral cortex. An additional goal was to determine if individual DR cells that send efferents to forelimb sensorimotor or visual regions of the neocortex also send axon collaterals to(More)