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Neuroscience. 1984 Jun;12(2):395-408.

Cortical projections of the nucleus of the diagonal band of Broca and of the substantia innominata in the rat: an anatomical study using the anterograde transport of a conjugate of wheat germ agglutinin and horseradish peroxidase.

Abstract

The projections of the nucleus of the diagonal band of Broca and of the substantia innominata to the cerebral cortex were studied in the rat, using the anterograde transport of wheat germ agglutinin conjugated with horseradish peroxidase. Following diagonal band injections, fibers were observed ascending in the septum and reaching the cingulate cortex. They had a rostrocaudal, horizontal direction, mostly in layer VI and could be followed over long distances on sagittal sections. The fibers gave off collaterals which were seen ascending in the cerebral cortex and reaching more superficial layers. Following substantia innominata injections, fibers were observed to take two routes: the first one identical to the one described above and a second through the caudate-putamen reaching the temporo-insular cortex. Terminal fields had a more diffuse distribution following substantia innominata than following diagonal band injections. No clear laminar pattern of termination was observed. However the density of terminals was higher in layers IV, V and VI than in layers I, II and III. Since the conjugate used is not taken up by fibers of passage, this pattern of connection is believed to reflect the organization of the projection of the nucleus of the diagonal band and of the substantia innominata to the cerebral cortex.

PMID:
6205320
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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