• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in
    The Journal of comparative…
    2003
  • DOI:10.1002/cne.10486

Inspiratory augmenting bulbospinal neurons express both glutamatergic and enkephalinergic phenotypes.

@article{Stornetta2003InspiratoryAB,
  title={Inspiratory augmenting bulbospinal neurons express both glutamatergic and enkephalinergic phenotypes.},
  author={Ruth L Stornetta and Charles P. Sevigny and Patrice G Guyenet},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={455 1},
  pages={
          113-24
        }
}
Many of the inspiratory augmenting (I-AUG) neurons of the rostral ventral respiratory group (rVRG) are premotor neurons that excite phrenic motor neurons during inspiration, probably by releasing glutamate. In the present study, we demonstrate that these neurons are indeed glutamatergic, in that their cell bodies contain vesicular glutamate transporter-2 (VGLUT2) mRNA and spinal terminals from neurons in the region of the rVRG contain VGLUT2 protein. We also demonstrate by using parallel in… CONTINUE READING

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