Functional populations among interneurons in the dorsal horn

Bell, A. M. , Polgár, E., Gutierrez-Mecinas, M. , Boyle, K. A. and Todd, A. J. (2020) Functional populations among interneurons in the dorsal horn. In: Fritzsch, B. (ed.) The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference. Second Edition. Academic Press: Cambridge, MA, pp. 207-219. ISBN 9780128054093 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.24171-0)

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The superficial dorsal horn of the spinal cord receives input from primary sensory neurons conveying information that is perceived as pain and itch. The vast majority of neurons in this area are interneurons, which form circuits that are essential for the behavioral expression of these percepts. The classes of neuron involved in these circuits and their functions are poorly understood, although recent studies have developed categorization schemes that account for most of these cells. This chapter highlights the important methodologies for identifying interneuron populations in the dorsal horn and discusses these populations in the light of their predicted functions.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Boyle, Dr Kieran and Bell, Mr Andrew and Beresford-Polgar, Dr Erika and Todd, Professor Andrew and Gutierrez-Mecinas, Dr Maria
Authors: Bell, A. M., Polgár, E., Gutierrez-Mecinas, M., Boyle, K. A., and Todd, A. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Publisher:Academic Press
Published Online:09 September 2020

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