Disruption of left-right reciprocal coupling in the spinal cord of larval lamprey abolishes brain-initiated locomotor activity.

@article{Jackson2005DisruptionOL,
  title={Disruption of left-right reciprocal coupling in the spinal cord of larval lamprey abolishes brain-initiated locomotor activity.},
  author={Adam W. Jackson and Dustin F Horinek and Malinda R Boyd and Andrew D. McClellan},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={2031-44}
}
In this study, contributions of left-right reciprocal coupling mediated by commissural interneurons in spinal locomotor networks to rhythmogenesis were examined in larval lamprey that had longitudinal midline lesions in the rostral spinal cord [8 --> 30% body length (BL), relative distance from the head] or caudal spinal cord (30 --> 50% BL). Motor activity… CONTINUE READING