The TPc, the avian substantia nigra: pharmacology and behavior.

@article{Rieke1982TheTT,
  title={The TPc, the avian substantia nigra: pharmacology and behavior.},
  author={G. K. Rieke},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1982},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={755-63}
}
The nucleus tegmenti pedunculo-pontinus, pars compacta (TPc) may be the avian analogue of the mammalian substantia nigra (SN). The analogy is suggested by both comparative neuroanatomical and neurohistochemical observations. To test the proposed analogy certain drugs (agonists or antagonists of putative transmitters that modulate the dopaminergic and GABAergic systems in rat) were injected into the TPc of the pigeon and the behavior effects observed. Muscimol (a GABA agonist) injected into the… CONTINUE READING