A thermosensory pathway that controls body temperature

  title={A thermosensory pathway that controls body temperature},
  author={Kazuhiro Nakamura and Shaun F. Morrison},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
Defending body temperature against environmental thermal challenges is one of the most fundamental homeostatic functions that are governed by the nervous system. Here we describe a somatosensory pathway that essentially constitutes the afferent arm of the thermoregulatory reflex that is triggered by cutaneous sensation of environmental temperature changes. Using in vivo electrophysiological and anatomical approaches in the rat, we found that lateral parabrachial neurons are pivotal in this… CONTINUE READING
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