Adrenaline neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla innervate thoracic spinal cord: A combined immunocytochemical and retrograde transport demonstration

C. A. Ross, D. M. Armstrong, D. A. Ruggiero, V. M. Pickel, T. H. Joh, D. J. Reis

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Abstract

Adrenaline-containing neurons in the C1 group of the ventrolateral rostral medullary reticular formation which project to the thoracic spinal cord were identified by a combined retrograde transport immunocytochemical technique. No other medullary catecholamine neurons, including the A1 and A2 noradrenaline cells, project to thoracic spinal cord. These data, taken with results of other studies of spinal catcholamine innervation, suggest a segmental segregation of projections to spinal cord by dopaminergic, noradrenergic, and adrenergic neurons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 1981
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • autonomic nervous syste
  • blood pressure control
  • catecholamines
  • phenylethanolamine-N-methyltransferase
  • tyrosine hydroxylase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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