Electrical stimulation of mesencephalic cell groups (A9-A10) produces monosynaptic excitatory potentials in rat frontal cortex

Nicola Mercuri, Paolo Calabresi, Paolo Stanzione, Giorgio Bernardi

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Abstract

Electrical stimulation of the ventral tegmental area and substantia nigra produces monosynaptic and polysynaptic excitatory postsynaptic potentials in rat frontal neurons that can be recorded intracellularly. The electrophysiological characteristics of the monosynaptic responses and the possibility that dopamine (DA) mediates these events are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research
Volume338
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 8 1985

Keywords

  • frontal cortex
  • intracellular recording
  • postsynaptic potential
  • substantia nigra
  • ventral tegmental area

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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