Local circuits targeting parvalbumin-containing interneurons in layer IV of rat barrel cortex

@article{Staiger2009LocalCT,
  title={Local circuits targeting parvalbumin-containing interneurons in layer IV of rat barrel cortex},
  author={Jochen F. Staiger and Werner Zuschratter and Heiko J. Luhmann and Dirk Schubert},
  journal={Brain Structure & Function},
  year={2009},
  volume={214},
  pages={1 - 13}
}
Interactions between inhibitory interneurons and excitatory spiny neurons and also other inhibitory cells represent fundamental network properties which cause the so-called thalamo-cortical response transformation and account for the well-known receptive field differences of cortical layer IV versus thalamic neurons. We investigated the currently largely unknown morphological basis of these interactions utilizing acute slice preparations of barrel cortex in P19-21 rats. Layer IV spiny (spiny… CONTINUE READING