Fos activation in hypothalamic neurons during cold or warm exposure: projections to periaqueductal gray matter.

@article{Yoshida2005FosAI,
  title={Fos activation in hypothalamic neurons during cold or warm exposure: projections to periaqueductal gray matter.},
  author={Kiyoshi Yoshida and Masahiro Konishi and Kimimoto Nagashima and Clifford B. Saper and Kazuyuki Kanosue},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={1039-46}
}
The hypothalamus, especially the preoptic area, plays a crucial role in thermoregulation, and our previous studies showed that the periaqueductal gray matter is important for transmitting efferent signals to thermoregulatory effectors in rats. Neurons responsible for skin vasodilation are located in the lateral portion of the rostral periaqueductal gray matter, and neurons that mediate non-shivering thermogenesis are located in the ventrolateral part of the caudal periaqueductal gray matter. We… CONTINUE READING

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