1. Williams SR and Stuart GJ. (2000) Action potential backpropagation and somato-dendritic distribution of ion channels in thalamocortical neurons. J Neurosci 20:1307-17.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellSomaI A.This is fast activating. There is also I P which is A-like but slowly activating. Some kinetic properties of this current were studied in cell-attached recordings in rats (Williams SR and Stuart GJ, 20001 ).
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellSomaI T low threshold.The kinetic properties of this current were studied in cell-attached recordings in rats (Williams SR and Stuart GJ, 20001 ).
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellSomaI Na,t.The properties of this current have been studied in cell-attached recordings in rats (Williams SR and Stuart GJ, 20001 ).
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellProximal equivalent dendriteI Na,t.Cell-attached recordings in rats up to about 60um from the soma demonstrated a non-uniform dendritic distribution of channels (Williams SR and Stuart GJ, 20001 ).
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellProximal equivalent dendriteI A.Cell-attached recordings in rats up to about 60um from the soma demonstrated a roughly uniform density of channels across the somatodendritic area examined that corresponds to approximately half the average path length of TC neuron dendrites (Williams SR and Stuart GJ, 20001 ).
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellSomaI K.Some kinetic properties of this current were studied in cell-attached recordings in rats (Williams SR and Stuart GJ, 20001 ).
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellProximal equivalent dendriteI K.Cell-attached recordings in rats up to about 60um from the soma demonstrated a roughly uniform density of channels across the somatodendritic area examined that corresponds to approximately half the average path length of TC neuron dendrites (Williams SR and Stuart GJ, 20001 ).
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellProximal equivalent dendriteI T low threshold.Cell-attached dendritic recordings in rats up to about 60um from the soma showed that low-threshold calcium channels were concentrated at proximal dendritic locations, sites known to receive excitatory synaptic connections from primary afferents, suggesting that they play a key role in the amplification of sensory inputs to TC neurons (Williams SR and Stuart GJ, 20001 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Williams SR and Stuart GJ. (2000) Action potential backpropagation and somato-dendritic distribution of ion channels in thalamocortical neurons. J Neurosci 20:1307-17.