Locomotion-inducing sites in the vicinity of the pedunculopontine nucleus.

  title={Locomotion-inducing sites in the vicinity of the pedunculopontine nucleus.},
  author={Edgar E Garcia-Rill and Carolyn R. Houser and Robert D. Skinner and Wanli Smith and D. J. Woodward},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  volume={18 6},
The mesencephalic locomotor region (MLR) was identified physiologically by inducing controlled locomotion on a treadmill in the precollicular rat following application of low amplitude current pulses to areas of the pontomesencephalic tegmentum. The same brains were processed using either of two techniques known to label neurons of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN)-choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) immunocytochemistry or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH)-diaphorase… CONTINUE READING