An alternate pathway for visual signal integration into the hypothalamo-pituitary axis: retinorecipient intergeniculate neurons project to various regions of the hypothalamus and innervate neuroendocrine cells including those producing dopamine.

  • T. L. Horvath
  • Published 1998 in
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official…

Abstract

Using tract tracing and immunocytochemistry, this study explored the connectivity between lateral geniculate efferents and neurons of the hypothalamus, including those producing dopamine, that have direct access to fenestrated capillaries. It was also determined whether the intergeniculate neurons that give rise to hypothalamic projections are targeted by… (More)

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