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Nat Neurosci. 2005 Nov;8(11):1491-3. Epub 2005 Oct 2.

The cerebellum communicates with the basal ganglia.

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Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA.

Abstract

The cerebral cortex is interconnected with two major subcortical structures: the basal ganglia and the cerebellum. How and where cerebellar circuits interact with basal ganglia circuits has been a longstanding question. Using transneuronal transport of rabies virus in macaques, we found that a disynaptic pathway links an output stage of cerebellar processing, the dentate nucleus, with an input stage of basal ganglia processing, the striatum.

PMID:
16205719
DOI:
10.1038/nn1544
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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