Electrical synapses in the thalamic reticular nucleus.

  title={Electrical synapses in the thalamic reticular nucleus.},
  author={Carole E Landisman and Michael A. Long and Michael Beierlein and Michael R Deans and David L. Paul and Barry W. Connors},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={22 3},
Neurons of the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) provide inhibitory input to thalamic relay cells and generate synchronized activity during sleep and seizures. It is widely assumed that TRN cells interact only via chemical synaptic connections. However, we show that many neighboring pairs of TRN neurons in rats and mice are electrically coupled. In paired… CONTINUE READING