Functional projection distances of spinal interneurons mediating reciprocal inhibition during swimming in Xenopus tadpoles.

@article{Soffe2001FunctionalPD,
  title={Functional projection distances of spinal interneurons mediating reciprocal inhibition during swimming in Xenopus tadpoles.},
  author={Stephen R. Soffe and F Y Zhao and Alan Roberts},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={617-27}
}
The basis for longitudinal coordination among spinal neurons during locomotion is still poorly understood. We have now examined the functional projection distances for the longitudinal axons of reciprocal inhibitory 'commissural interneurons' in the spinal cord of young Xenopus tadpoles. In quiescent animals, glycinergic inhibitory postsynaptic potentials (IPSPs) were evoked in ventral spinal neurons by stimulating small rostral and caudal groups of commissural interneuron somata at different… CONTINUE READING