Nicotine receptors are located on lateral geniculate nucleus terminals in cat visual cortex.

@article{Prusky1987NicotineRA,
  title={Nicotine receptors are located on lateral geniculate nucleus terminals in cat visual cortex.},
  author={Glen T. Prusky and Christina Shaw and Max S. Cynader},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1987},
  volume={412 1},
  pages={131-8}
}
Using the methods of in vitro receptor autoradiography, we have characterized a population of receptors for nicotine in cat visual cortex that is concentrated primarily in layer IV of areas 17 and 18. Surgically undercutting the visual cortex essentially abolished [3H]nicotine binding in the isolated zone. However, neuron-specific, quinolinic acid lesions of a region of visual cortex had little effect on binding, establishing a presynaptic locus on cortical inputs for these sites. Lesions of… CONTINUE READING