130. Smith Y, Paré D, Deschênes M, Parent A and Steriade M. (1988) Cholinergic and non-cholinergic projections from the upper brainstem core to the visual thalamus in the cat. Exp Brain Res 70:166-80.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal neuronMiddle equivalent dendriteCholinergic ReceptorsAfferents from the parabrachial region (T)90% of cat brainstem input to LGN is cholinergic (Smith Y et al, 1988 [cat ]130 , Bickford ME et al, 1993 [cat ]131 ) in SOBIV 297.
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal neuronProximal equivalent dendriteCholinergic ReceptorsAfferents from the parabrachial region (T)90% of cat brainstem input to LGN is cholinergic (Smith Y et al, 1988 [cat ]130 , Bickford ME et al, 1993 [cat ]131 ) in SOBIV 297.

References
130. Smith Y, Paré D, Deschênes M, Parent A and Steriade M. (1988) Cholinergic and non-cholinergic projections from the upper brainstem core to the visual thalamus in the cat. Exp Brain Res 70:166-80.
131. Bickford ME, Gunluk AE, Guido W and Sherman SM. (1993) Evidence that cholinergic axons from the parabrachial region of the brainstem are the exclusive source of nitric oxide in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. J Comp Neurol 334:410-30.
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