Distinct subclassification of DRG neurons innervating the distal colon and glans penis/distal urethra based on the electrophysiological current signature.

@article{Rau2014DistinctSO,
  title={Distinct subclassification of DRG neurons innervating the distal colon and glans penis/distal urethra based on the electrophysiological current signature.},
  author={Kristofer K. Rau and Jeffrey C. Petruska and Brian Y. Cooper and Richard D. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={1392-408}
}
Spinal sensory neurons innervating visceral and mucocutaneous tissues have unique microanatomic distribution, peripheral modality, and physiological, pharmacological, and biophysical characteristics compared with those neurons that innervate muscle and cutaneous tissues. In previous patch-clamp electrophysiological studies, we have demonstrated that small- and medium-diameter dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons can be subclassified on the basis of their patterns of voltage-activated currents… CONTINUE READING