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Trends Neurosci. 2003 Aug;26(8):436-43.

When inhibition goes incognito: feedback interaction between spiny projection neurons in striatal function.

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Unit of Neural Network Physiology, Laboratory of Systems Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda 20892, USA. plenzd@intra.nimh.nih.gov

Abstract

Theories about basal ganglia function have always been driven by our knowledge about the spiny projection neurons of the striatum. At the core of these theories lies the question of how, precisely, spiny projection neurons process cortical inputs. Most recently, studies demonstrating the role of spiny projection neurons in local synaptic GABA transmission have provided several new avenues for exploring striatal dynamics. They have also suggested new experimental directives for examining the specific ways in which spiny projection neurons both compete and cooperate through their local axon collaterals during cortical input processing.

PMID:
12900175
DOI:
10.1016/S0166-2236(03)00196-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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