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Direct catecholaminergic projection from nucleus tractus solitarii to supraoptic nucleus
journal contributionposted on 1988-06-28, 00:00 authored by Trevor Day, J R Sibbald
To determine whether the supraoptic nucleus (SON) receives a direct projection from catecholamine cells of the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS), retrograde transport of rhodamine-tagged latex microspheres was combined with a procedure for the fluorescence histochemical visualization of catecholamines. SON tracer injections, made via transpharyngeal approach, retrogradely labelled cells at all levels of NTS, although the majority were located caudal to obex with an ipsilateral predominance. Approximately half of these cells were also identified as catecholaminergic; the relatively caudal level in the dorsomedial medulla of most of these cells suggests that they probably correspond to the A2 catecholamine cell group. © 1988.