Topographical organization of GABAergic neurons within the ventral tegmental area of the rat

@article{Olson2007TopographicalOO,
  title={Topographical organization of GABAergic neurons within the ventral tegmental area of the rat},
  author={Valerie G. Olson and Eric J. Nestler},
  journal={Synapse},
  year={2007},
  volume={61}
}
The ventral tegmental area (VTA), the origin of dopaminergic cell bodies that comprise the mesocorticolimibic DA system, is widely implicated in drug and natural reward, cognition, and several psychiatric disorders. In addition to dopaminergic neurons, this region is populated by GABAergic neurons, which both regulate the firing of their dopaminergic counterparts and send projections throughout the brain. Although the dopaminergic neurons of the VTA have been extensively characterized… Expand
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