1. Budde T, Munsch T and Pape HC. (1998) Distribution of L-type calcium channels in rat thalamic neurones. Eur J Neurosci 10:586-97.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellSomaI L high threshold.Using electrophysiological recordings and imaging, the density of these channels was found to rapidly decrease with distance from soma and clustered in high density around the base of dendrites (Budde T et al, 19981 ).
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellProximal equivalent dendriteI L high threshold.This conductance triggers impulses in dendrites and soma, leading to Ca-dependant K conductances (Steriade M and Llinás RR, 1988 [mammal]2 ). Sherman and Koch, 1990).Using electrophysiological recordings and imaging, the density of these channels was found to rapidly decrease with distance from soma and clustered in high density around the base of dendrites (Budde T et al, 19981 ).
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellMiddle equivalent dendriteI L high threshold.Using electrophysiological recordings and imaging, the density of these channels was found to rapidly decrease with distance from soma (Budde T et al, 19981 ).
Thalamus geniculate nucleus/lateral principal GLU cellDistal equivalent dendriteI L high threshold.Using electrophysiological recordings and imaging, the density of these channels was found to rapidly decrease with distance from soma (Budde T et al, 19981 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Budde T, Munsch T and Pape HC. (1998) Distribution of L-type calcium channels in rat thalamic neurones. Eur J Neurosci 10:586-97.
2.  Steriade M and Llinás RR. (1988) The functional states of the thalamus and the associated neuronal interplay. Physiol Rev 68:649-742 [Journal] .