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Brain Res. 1989 Dec 25;505(1):163-6.

A physiological and morphological study of premotor interneurones in the cutaneous reflex pathways in cats.

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Department of Neurophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan.


Implantation of an HRP-pellet into motor nuclei at the T1 segment resulted in retrograde labelling of laminae V-VII neurones densely at C6-C8 in cats. Electrophysiological experiments showed the presence of neurones in this region that received inputs from skin afferents and cortico- and rubrospinal tracts, sent axons descending in the lateral funiculus, and distributed in the motor nucleus at T1. Termination in T1 motor nuclei was also verified by intra-axonal staining with HRP. The input and output properties of these neurones indicated that they can be premotor neurones of skin reflex pathways to T1 motoneurones.

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