1. Hounsgaard J and Kiehn O. (1993) Calcium spikes and calcium plateaux evoked by differential polarization in dendrites of turtle motoneurones in vitro. J Physiol 468:245-59.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Spinal cord lumbar motor neuron alpha ACh cellDistal equivalent dendriteI N.Electrophysiological evidence shows that N-channels and L-channels are present in all dendritic compartments in turtle motoneurons (Hounsgaard J and Kiehn O, 1993 [turtle]1 ).
Spinal cord lumbar motor neuron alpha ACh cellDistal equivalent dendriteI L high threshold.Electrophysiological evidence shows that N-channels and L-channels are present in all dendritic compartments in turtle motoneurons (Hounsgaard J and Kiehn O, 1993 [turtle]1 ). Immunohistochemical evidence shows that CaV1.3 (an L type channel; seeMembrane Properties Resource) is present in soma and all dendritic compartments in turtle motoneurons (Simon M et al, 2003 [turtle]2 ). The presence of L-channels in all dendritic compartments in mouse motoneurons is supported by electrophysiology and immunehistochemistry (Carlin KP et al, 20003 ).
Spinal cord lumbar motor neuron alpha ACh cellMiddle equivalent dendriteI L high threshold.Electrophysiological evidence shows that N-channels and L-channels are present in all dendritic compartments in turtle motoneurons (Hounsgaard J and Kiehn O, 1993 [turtle]1 ). Immunohistochemical evidence shows that CaV1.3 (an L type channel; seeMembrane Properties Resource) is present in soma and all dendritic compartments in turtle motoneurons (Simon M et al, 2003 [turtle]2 ). The presence of L-channels in all dendritic compartments in mouse motoneurons is supported by electrophysiology and immunehistochemistry (Carlin KP et al, 20003 ).
Spinal cord lumbar motor neuron alpha ACh cellMiddle equivalent dendriteI N.Electrophysiological evidence shows that N-channels and L-channels are present in all dendritic compartments in turtle motoneurons (Hounsgaard J and Kiehn O, 1993 [turtle]1 ).
Spinal cord lumbar motor neuron alpha ACh cellProximal equivalent dendriteI L high threshold.Electrophysiological evidence shows that N-channels and L-channels are present in all dendritic compartments in turtle motoneurons (Hounsgaard J and Kiehn O, 1993 [turtle]1 ). Immunohistochemical evidence shows that CaV1.3 (an L type channel; seeMembrane Properties Resource) is present in soma and all dendritic compartments in turtle motoneurons (Simon M et al, 2003 [turtle]2 ). The presence of L-channels in all dendritic compartments in mouse motoneurons is supported by electrophysiology and immunehistochemistry (Carlin KP et al, 20003 ).
Spinal cord lumbar motor neuron alpha ACh cellProximal equivalent dendriteI N.Electrophysiological evidence shows that N-channels and L-channels are present in all dendritic compartments in turtle motoneurons (Hounsgaard J and Kiehn O, 1993 [turtle]1 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Hounsgaard J and Kiehn O. (1993) Calcium spikes and calcium plateaux evoked by differential polarization in dendrites of turtle motoneurones in vitro. J Physiol 468:245-59.
2.  Simon M, Perrier JF and Hounsgaard J. (2003) Subcellular distribution of L-type Ca2+ channels responsible for plateau potentials in motoneurons from the lumbar spinal cord of the turtle. Eur J Neurosci 18:258-66.
3.  Carlin KP, Jones KE, Jiang Z, Jordan LM and Brownstone RM. (2000) Dendritic L-type calcium currents in mouse spinal motoneurons: implications for bistability. Eur J Neurosci 12:1635-46.