Kölliker-Fuse nucleus: the principal source of pontine catecholaminergic cells projecting to the lumbar spinal cord of cat

Richard T. Stevens, Charles J. Hodge*, Apkar V. Apkarian

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Abstract

Using retrograde transport of the fluorescent dye Evans Blue (EB), in combination with glyoxylic acid histofluorescence, the ponto-spinal catecholaminergic pathways were investigated. The cells which contain catecholamine and project to the lumbar spinal cord of the cat are most densely concentrated in the Kölliker-Fuse nucleus. Locus coeruleus, the subcoeruleus area, and the parabrachial nuclei were found to have relatively few cells that both contain catecholamine and project to the lumbar spinal cord.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-594
Number of pages6
JournalBrain research
Volume239
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 13 1982

Keywords

  • Kölliker-Fuse nucleus
  • catecholamines
  • locus coeruleus
  • ponto-spinal projections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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