Differential metabolic activity in the striosome and matrix compartments of the rat striatum during natural behaviors.

@article{Brown2002DifferentialMA,
  title={Differential metabolic activity in the striosome and matrix compartments of the rat striatum during natural behaviors.},
  author={Lucy L. Brown and Samuel M Feldman and Diane M Smith and James R. Cavanaugh and Robert F. Ackermann and Ann M. Graybiel},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={305-14}
}
The striosome and matrix compartments of the striatum are clearly identified by their neurochemical expression patterns and anatomical connections. To determine whether these compartments are distinguishable functionally, we used [14C]deoxyglucose metabolic mapping in the rat and tested whether neutral behavioral states (free movement, gentle restraint, and focal tactile stimulation under gentle restraint) were associated with regions of high metabolic activity in the matrix, in striosomes, or… CONTINUE READING