1. Atherton JF and Bevan MD. (2005) Ionic mechanisms underlying autonomous action potential generation in the somata and dendrites of GABAergic substantia nigra pars reticulata neurons in vitro. J Neurosci 25:8272-81 [Journal] .

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Substantia nigra pars reticulata principal GABA cellSomaI Na,p.Depolarizes SNr principle cells. Generated by subset of voltage-gated sodium channels that remain open for extended periods of time. Can contribute to neuronal excitability and pacemaking activities. (Atherton JF and Bevan MD, 20051 ). Reviewed in (Zhou FM and Lee CR, 20112 ).
Substantia nigra pars reticulata principal GABA cellSomaI Calcium.CaV channels are among the intrinsic membrane channels influencing the excitability of the SNr neuronal membrane. CaV channels have been shown to influence spontaneous activity in these neurons, as well as more complex behaviors such as plateau potential generation burst firing.” (Atherton JF and Bevan MD, 20051 ). Reviewed in (Zhou FM and Lee CR, 20112 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Atherton JF and Bevan MD. (2005) Ionic mechanisms underlying autonomous action potential generation in the somata and dendrites of GABAergic substantia nigra pars reticulata neurons in vitro. J Neurosci 25:8272-81 [Journal] .
2.  Zhou FM and Lee CR. (2011) Intrinsic and integrative properties of substantia nigra pars reticulata neurons. Neuroscience 198:69-94 [Journal] .