publication . Article . 2014

Brainstem projections of neurons located in various subdivisions of the dorsolateral hypothalamic area—an anterograde tract-tracing study

Miklós Palkovits;
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  • Published: 01 May 2014 Journal: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, volume 8 (issn: 1662-5129, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
The projections from the dorsolateral hypothalamic area (DLH) to the lower brainstem have been investigated by using biotinylated dextran amine (BDA), an anterograde tracer in rats. The DLH can be divided into 3 areas (dorsomedial hypothalamus, perifornical area, lateral hypothalamic area), and further subdivided into 8 subdivisions. After unilateral stereotaxic injections of BDA into individual DLH subdivisions, the correct sites of injections were controlled histologically, and the distribution patterns of BDA-positive fibers were mapped on serial sections between the hypothalamus and spinal cord in 22 rats. BDA-labeled fibers were observable over 100 differen...
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free text keywords: Neuroscience, dorsolateral hypothalamus, anterograde tract-tracing, BDA, rat, lower brainstem, Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Human anatomy, QM1-695, Original Research Article, Anatomy, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
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