The cortically evoked secondary depolarization affects the integrative properties of thalamic reticular neurons.

@article{Fuentealba2004TheCE,
  title={The cortically evoked secondary depolarization affects the integrative properties of thalamic reticular neurons.},
  author={Pablo Fuentealba and Sylvain Crochet and Mircea Steriade},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={2691-6}
}
Corticothalamic terminals on thalamic reticular (RE) neurons account for most synapses from afferent pathways onto this nucleus and these inputs are more powerful than those from axon collaterals of thalamocortical neurons. Given the supremacy of cortical inputs, we analysed here the characteristics and possible mechanisms underlying a secondary component of the cortically elicited depolarization in RE neurons, recorded in cats under barbiturate anesthesia. Electrical stimulation of… CONTINUE READING