Structural and physiological properties of connections between individual reticulospinal axons and lumbar motoneurons of the frog.

@article{Dityatev2001StructuralAP,
  title={Structural and physiological properties of connections between individual reticulospinal axons and lumbar motoneurons of the frog.},
  author={Alexander E. Dityatev and N. M. Chmykhova and Galina Dityateva and Alexander L. Babalian and J. Kleinle and H. Peter Clamann},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={430 4},
  pages={433-47}
}
Although the direct, monosynaptic influence of brainstem projections onto motoneurons is well-known, detailed morphological studies on the synaptic contact systems and a correlation with their functional properties are largely lacking. In this work, 43 pairs, each formed by a reticulospinal fiber contacting a lumbar motoneuron, were identified and studied electrophysiologically. Four of these were successfully labeled intracellularly with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) or neurobiotin and… CONTINUE READING