Crossed divergent axon collaterals from cerebellar nuclei to thalamus and lateral medulla oblongata in the rat

Marina Bentivoglio, Marco Molinari

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Abstract

The divergent collateralization of the ipsilateral descending limb of the bbrachium conjunctivum was here studied in the rat by means of fluorescent retrograde double-labeling. Tracer injections in the lateral part of the medulla oblongata were combined with injections of another tracer in the contralateral thalamus. Retrogradely single-labeled cells, as well as a relatively high number of double-labeled ones, were found in the lateral part of the interpositus and in the dorsolateral hump in the cerebellar nuclei ipsilateral to the medullary injections. The present results demonstrate that the same cerebellar cells interconnect by means of axon collaterals the ipsilateral medulla oblongata and the contralateral thalamus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-184
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Volume362
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1986

Keywords

  • axon collateral
  • brachium conjunctivum
  • cerebellar efferent
  • fluorescent tracer
  • rat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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