NMDA R1 mRNA distribution in motor and thalamic-projecting sensory neurons in the rat spinal cord and brain stem.

@article{Kus1995NMDARM,
  title={NMDA R1 mRNA distribution in motor and thalamic-projecting sensory neurons in the rat spinal cord and brain stem.},
  author={L Kus and Dale W Saxon and Alvin James Beitz},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={1995},
  volume={196 3},
  pages={201-4}
}
The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is important in both sensory and motor neurotransmission. In this study we examine NMDA R1 mRNA hybridization signal over individual sensory and motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain stem. A significantly greater quantity of NMDA R1 mRNA was present in motor neurons of the lumbar spinal cord and hypoglossal nucleus compared to thalamic projecting sensory neurons in the spinal cord dorsal horn, the spinal trigeminal nucleus pars caudalis and the… CONTINUE READING