1. Ding S, Wei W and Zhou FM. (2011) Molecular and functional differences in voltage-activated sodium currents between GABA projection neurons and dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra. J Neurophysiol 106:3019-34 [Journal] .

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Substantia nigra pars reticulata principal GABA cellSomaI Na,t.The transient voltage-gated sodium current is strong and fast in SNr GABA neurons. When a sufficient amount of the classical INaT is activated by subthreshold depolarization induced by TRPC3 channels and INa,p [persistent], the regenerative fast rising phase of the action potential is triggered ” (Ding S et al, 20111 ). Reviewed in (Zhou FM and Lee CR, 20112 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Ding S, Wei W and Zhou FM. (2011) Molecular and functional differences in voltage-activated sodium currents between GABA projection neurons and dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra. J Neurophysiol 106:3019-34 [Journal] .
2.  Zhou FM and Lee CR. (2011) Intrinsic and integrative properties of substantia nigra pars reticulata neurons. Neuroscience 198:69-94 [Journal] .