1. Marek GJ and Aghajanian GK. (1996) Alpha 1B-adrenoceptor-mediated excitation of piriform cortical interneurons. Eur J Pharmacol 305:95-100.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Piriform cortex anterior interneuron deep layer GABA cellDistal equivalent dendrite5-HT2.A subpopulation of interneurons in layer III of the rat piriform cortex are excited by 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) via 5-HT2A receptors and by norepinephrine via alpha 1-adrenoceptors. (Marek GJ and Aghajanian GK, 19961 ). 5-HT excites 5-HT2 receptors in interneurons and 5-HT1C receptors in pyramidal neurons (Sheldon PW and Aghajanian GK, 19912 ). (Sheldon PW and Aghajanian GK, 19903 ). PKC may have a negative feedback role in modulating excitation by 5-HT in piriform cortical interneurons (Marek GJ and Aghajanian GK, 19954 ).
Piriform cortex anterior interneuron deep layer GABA cellDistal equivalent dendriteAlpha1.A subpopulation of interneurons in layer III of the rat piriform cortex are excited by 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) via 5-HT2A receptors and by norepinephrine via alpha 1-adrenoceptors. (Marek GJ and Aghajanian GK, 19961 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Marek GJ and Aghajanian GK. (1996) Alpha 1B-adrenoceptor-mediated excitation of piriform cortical interneurons. Eur J Pharmacol 305:95-100.
2.  Sheldon PW and Aghajanian GK. (1991) Excitatory responses to serotonin (5-HT) in neurons of the rat piriform cortex: evidence for mediation by 5-HT1C receptors in pyramidal cells and 5-HT2 receptors in interneurons. Synapse 9:208-18 [Journal] .
3.  Sheldon PW and Aghajanian GK. (1990) Serotonin (5-HT) induces IPSPs in pyramidal layer cells of rat piriform cortex: evidence for the involvement of a 5-HT2-activated interneuron. Brain Res 506:62-9.
4.  Marek GJ and Aghajanian GK. (1995) Protein kinase C inhibitors enhance the 5-HT2A receptor-mediated excitatory effects of serotonin on interneurons in rat piriform cortex. Synapse 21:123-30 [Journal] .