Afferent ingrowth and onset of activity in the rat trigeminal nucleus.

@article{Waite2000AfferentIA,
  title={Afferent ingrowth and onset of activity in the rat trigeminal nucleus.},
  author={Phil M E Waite and Stephen M Ho and Theodore A Henderson},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={2781-92}
}
A novel in vitro preparation, consisting of the rat brainstem with the trigeminal ganglion attached, has been used to study the anatomical and functional development of the trigeminal nucleus from embryonic day (E)13 to postnatal day (P)6. Neurobiotin injections into the trigeminal ganglion showed that primary afferents had reached the trigeminal tract by E13 and had grown simple, mainly unbranched, collaterals into all levels of the nucleus by E15. By E17, these collaterals were extensively… CONTINUE READING