Masahumi Takata

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In our previous papers1,2) it has been reported that spontaneous discharges of the trigeminal motor nucleus and mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus are accelerated by stretching an ipsilateral jaw muscle, and characteristic projections of the spindle afferent impulses from each masticatory muscle in these nuclei were observed. In she present experiment the(More)
The postsynaptic potentials produced in cat genioglossus and styloglossus motoneurons (GG- and SG-Mns) during swallowing were studied. During swallowing elicited by placing water on the dorsum of the tongue, the GG-muscle discharged for 80-210 ms (mean +/- S. D. 123 +/- 31 ms, N = 59) and was abruptly suppressed, and the SG-muscle began discharging in(More)
1. In each right and left buccal ganglia of Aplysia kurodai, we identified 4 premotor neurons impinging on the ipsilateral jaw-closing and -opening motoneurons. Three of them (MA1 neurons) had features of multifunctional neurons. Current-induced spikes in the MA1 neurons produced excitatory junction potentials (EJPs) in the buccal muscle fibers. In(More)
In cat hypoglossal motoneurons after axotomy the synaptic efficacy of inhibitory synapses made by the lingual nerve afferent fibers was studied. The amplitude of the short- and the long-lasting inhibitory postsynaptic potential produced in tongue protruder motoneurons 24 days after axotomy by stimulation of the lingual nerve was significantly reduced in(More)