Title

A New Class of Small Inhibitory Interneurones in the Lamprey Spinal Cord

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

4 p.

Publication Date

1-1988

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Brain Research

Source ISSN

0006-8993

Abstract

Paired intracellular recordings of interneurones and motoneurones have been performed in the lamprey spinal cord in vitro. One new type of small interneurone (10–15 μm in diameter) which produces monosynaptic inhibitory postsynaptic potentials (IPSPs) in motoneurones is described. The IPSP is strychnine-sensitive and thus presunably glycinergic. This type of interneurones undergoes rhythmical membrane potential oscillations during fictive locomotion and intracellular stimulation can have a profound effect on the burst generation occurring during fictive locomotion.

Comments

Brain Research, Vol. 438, No. 1-2 (January 1988): 404-407. DOI.

James Buchanan was affiliated with the Karolinska Institute at the time of publication.