Electrical coupling between locomotor-related excitatory interneurons in the mammalian spinal cord.

@article{Hinckley2006ElectricalCB,
  title={Electrical coupling between locomotor-related excitatory interneurons in the mammalian spinal cord.},
  author={Christopher A. Hinckley and Lea Ziskind-Conhaim},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 33},
  pages={8477-83}
}
Locomotor rhythm generation is a fundamental characteristic of neural networks in the spinal cord. Identifying the synaptic interactions between neurons in the locomotor circuitry is key to our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the production of rhythmic motor outputs. Using transgenic mice in which the homeobox gene HB9 drives the reporter green fluorescent protein (GFP), we have demonstrated that a genetically distinct cluster of Hb9/GFP-expressing interneurons (Hb9 INs) can… CONTINUE READING