Primary afferent synaptic responses recorded from trigeminal caudal neurons in a mandibular nerve-brainstem preparation of neonatal rats.

@article{Onodera2000PrimaryAS,
  title={Primary afferent synaptic responses recorded from trigeminal caudal neurons in a mandibular nerve-brainstem preparation of neonatal rats.},
  author={Kenji Onodera and Michiko Hamba and Tomoyuki Takahashi},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={524 Pt 2},
  pages={
          503-12
        }
}
1. Whole-cell patch-clamp recordings were made from the neurons in the superficial trigeminal caudal nucleus (substantia gelatinosa) visually identified in a parasagittal brainstem slice of neonatal rat with the mandibular nerve attached. 2. Stimulation of the mandibular nerve at 0.03 Hz evoked compound excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSPs) or currents (EPSCs) in trigeminal caudal neurons. When stimulated at higher frequency (> 0.5 Hz), compound synaptic responses were largely attenuated… CONTINUE READING