c-fos expression in trigeminal spinal nucleus after electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve in the rat.

@article{Bereiter2000cfosEI,
  title={c-fos expression in trigeminal spinal nucleus after electrical stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve in the rat.},
  author={David A. Bereiter and Dominique F Bereiter and Harumitsu Hirata and James W. Hu},
  journal={Somatosensory & motor research},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={229-37}
}
The expression of the immediate early gene, c-fos, was used to determine the distribution of brainstem neurons activated by stimulation of the distal hypoglossal nerve (XIIn) trunk. The traditional view of the XIIn is one of purely motor function; however, stimulation of XIIn excites neurons in the trigeminal spinal nucleus. The rationale for this study was to use c-fos expression as a marker for postsynaptic activity to define the pattern of brainstem neurons excited by XIIn stimulation. It… CONTINUE READING