1. Yung WH, Häusser MA and Jack JJ. (1991) Electrophysiology of dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic neurones of the guinea-pig substantia nigra pars compacta in vitro. J Physiol 436:643-67.

NeuronCompartmentPropertyConnectivityNotes
Substantia nigra pars compacta DA cellSomaI p,q.The action potential has a pronounced Ca component on its falling phase (Yung WH et al, 1991 [guinea pig]1 ). reviewed in (Häusser M et al, 1995 [rat]2 ).
Substantia nigra pars compacta DA cellDistal apical dendriteI p,q.The action potential has a pronounced Ca component on its falling phase (Yung WH et al, 1991 [guinea pig]1 ). reviewed in (Häusser M et al, 1995 [rat]2 ).
Substantia nigra pars compacta DA cellMiddle apical dendriteI p,q.The action potential has a pronounced Ca component on its falling phase (Yung WH et al, 1991 [guinea pig]1 ). reviewed in (Häusser M et al, 1995 [rat]2 ). (Yung WH et al, 1991 [guinea pig]1 ). (Geffen LB et al, 1976 [rat]3 ). (Stuart GJ and Sakmann B, 1994 [rat]4 ).
Substantia nigra pars compacta DA cellProximal apical dendriteI p,q.The action potential has a pronounced Ca component on its falling phase (Yung WH et al, 1991 [guinea pig]1 ). reviewed in (Häusser M et al, 1995 [rat]2 ).

Classical References: first publications on each compartmental property; search PubMed for complete list
1.  Yung WH, Häusser MA and Jack JJ. (1991) Electrophysiology of dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic neurones of the guinea-pig substantia nigra pars compacta in vitro. J Physiol 436:643-67.
2.  Häusser M, Stuart G, Racca C and Sakmann B. (1995) Axonal initiation and active dendritic propagation of action potentials in substantia nigra neurons. Neuron 15:637-47.
3.  Geffen LB, Jessell TM, Cuello AC and Iversen LL. (1976) Release of dopamine from dendrites in rat substantia nigra. Nature 260:258-60.
4.  Stuart GJ and Sakmann B. (1994) Active propagation of somatic action potentials into neocortical pyramidal cell dendrites. Nature 367:69-72 [Journal] .