Functional neuroanatomy of the human pre-Bötzinger complex with particular reference to sudden unexplained perinatal and infant death.

@article{Lavezzi2008FunctionalNO,
  title={Functional neuroanatomy of the human pre-B{\"o}tzinger complex with particular reference to sudden unexplained perinatal and infant death.},
  author={Anna Maria Lavezzi and Luigi Matturri},
  journal={Neuropathology : official journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={10-6}
}
The authors are the first to identify in man the pre-Bötzinger complex, a structure of the brainstem critical for respiratory rhythmogenesis, previously investigated only in rats. The evaluation of the neurokinin 1 receptors and somatostatin immunoreactivity in a total of 63 brains from 25 fetuses, nine newborns and 29 infants, allowed to delineate the anatomic structure and the boundaries of this human neural center in a restricted area of the ventrolateral medulla at the obex level, ventral… CONTINUE READING