Postsynaptic dorsal column pathway of the rat. III. Distribution of ascending afferent fibers.

@article{Cliffer1989PostsynapticDC,
  title={Postsynaptic dorsal column pathway of the rat. III. Distribution of ascending afferent fibers.},
  author={K D Cliffer and Glenn J. Giesler},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 9},
  pages={3146-68}
}
The distribution in the dorsal column nuclei (DCn) of post-synaptic dorsal column (PSDC) fibers was examined in rats following injections of Phaseolus vulgaris leucoagglutinin (PHA-L) in the spinal cord. Lemniscal neurons in the DCn were retrogradely labeled in the same animals by injecting the thalamus with Fluoro-Gold. In some experiments, primary afferent fibers were also labeled by injecting dorsal root ganglia with choleragenoid-conjugated HRP. Injections of PHA-L into the cervical… CONTINUE READING