1. 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.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
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]2 ). 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]3 ). The presence of L-channels in all dendritic compartments in mouse motoneurons is supported by electrophysiology and immunehistochemistry (Carlin KP et al, 20001 ).
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]2 ). 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]3 ). The presence of L-channels in all dendritic compartments in mouse motoneurons is supported by electrophysiology and immunehistochemistry (Carlin KP et al, 20001 ).
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]2 ). 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]3 ). The presence of L-channels in all dendritic compartments in mouse motoneurons is supported by electrophysiology and immunehistochemistry (Carlin KP et al, 20001 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  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.
2.  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.
3.  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.