Molecular and functional differences in voltage-activated sodium currents between GABA projection neurons and dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra.

@article{Ding2011MolecularAF,
  title={Molecular and functional differences in voltage-activated sodium currents between GABA projection neurons and dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra.},
  author={Shengyuan Ding and Wei Wei and Fu-Ming Zhou},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 6},
  pages={3019-34}
}
GABA projection neurons (GABA neurons) in the substantia nigra pars reticulata (SNr) and dopamine projection neurons (DA neurons) in substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) have strikingly different firing properties. SNc DA neurons fire low-frequency, long-duration spikes, whereas SNr GABA neurons fire high-frequency, short-duration spikes. Since voltage… CONTINUE READING