Synaptic profile of nucleus tractus solitarius neurons involved with the peripheral chemoreflex pathways.

@article{AccorsiMendona2011SynapticPO,
  title={Synaptic profile of nucleus tractus solitarius neurons involved with the peripheral chemoreflex pathways.},
  author={Daniela Accorsi-Mendonça and Jaci Ayrton Castania and Leni G H Bonagamba and Benedito H Machado and Ricardo Maur{\'i}cio Le{\~a}o},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={197},
  pages={107-20}
}
The glomus cells in the carotid bodies (CB) detect alterations in pH and pCO₂ and low pO₂ level in arterial blood. The carotid sinus nerve conveys the information related to the oxygen level to 2nd-order neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) via tractus solitarius (TS), which is part of the chemoreflex pathways. It has been demonstrated that in 2nd-order NTS neurons receiving inputs from the aortic depressor nerve (ADN), the TS stimulation presents high temporal fidelity. However, the… CONTINUE READING