Studies of peptidergic input to the lateral spinal nucleus

Kenneth D. Cliffer, Gideon Urca, Robert P. Elde, Glenn J. Giesler

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Abstract

Lesions were made to interrupt potential sources of peptidergic input to the lateral spinal nucleus (LSn) in rats. Rhizotomies and spinal transections, as well as lesions of the lateral funiculus, failed to reduce immunohistochemical staining for substance P, dynorphin1-8, Met-enkephalin, somatostatin and FMRF-amide in the LSn at lumbar levels. Thus, all examined peptidergic afferent input to the LSn appears to originate locally within the spinal cord.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-360
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Volume460
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 1988

Keywords

  • Dynorphin
  • Enkephalin
  • Lateral spinal nucleus
  • Peptide
  • Somatostatin
  • Substance P

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