Development and aminergic neuromodulation of a spinal locomotor network controlling swimming in Xenopus larvae.

@article{Sillar1998DevelopmentAA,
  title={Development and aminergic neuromodulation of a spinal locomotor network controlling swimming in Xenopus larvae.},
  author={Keith T Sillar and Cara Reith and Jonathan Robert McDearmid},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={860},
  pages={318-32}
}
In this article we review our research on the development and intrinsic neuromodulation of a spinal network controlling locomotion in a simple vertebrate. Swimming in hatchling Xenopus embryos is generated by a restricted network of well-characterized spinal neurons. This network produces a stereotyped motor pattern which, like real swimming, involves rhythmic activity that alternates across the body and progresses rostrocaudally with a brief delay between muscle segments. The stereotypy… CONTINUE READING

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