1. Zhu JJ. (2000) Maturation of layer 5 neocortical pyramidal neurons: amplifying salient layer 1 and layer 4 inputs by Ca2+ action potentials in adult rat tuft dendrites. J Physiol 526 Pt 3:571-87.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Neocortex L5/6 pyramidal GLU cellDistal apical dendriteI Calcium.The developmental evolution of Ca-dependent spikes in the tuft was investigated using simultaneous somatic and dendritic recordings (Zhu JJ, 2000 [rat]1 ). Using calcium imaging, calcium waves in layer 2/3 and layer 5 neocortical somatosensory pyramidal neurons were examined in slices from 2- to 8-week-old rats (Larkum ME et al, 20032 ).
Neocortex M1 L6 pyramidal corticothalamic GLU cellDistal apical dendriteI Calcium.The developmental evolution of Ca-dependent spikes in the tuft was investigated using simultaneous somatic and dendritic recordings (Zhu JJ, 2000 [rat]1 ). Using calcium imaging, calcium waves in layer 2/3 and layer 5 neocortical somatosensory pyramidal neurons were examined in slices from 2- to 8-week-old rats (Larkum ME et al, 20032 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Zhu JJ. (2000) Maturation of layer 5 neocortical pyramidal neurons: amplifying salient layer 1 and layer 4 inputs by Ca2+ action potentials in adult rat tuft dendrites. J Physiol 526 Pt 3:571-87.
2.  Larkum ME, Watanabe S, Nakamura T, Lasser-Ross N and Ross WN. (2003) Synaptically activated Ca2+ waves in layer 2/3 and layer 5 rat neocortical pyramidal neurons. J Physiol 549:471-88 [Journal] .