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Excitatory components of the mammalian locomotor CPG

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  • Kiehn, Ole
  • Katharina A. Quinlan
  • Carlos Ernesto Restrepo
  • Line Lundfald
  • Lotta Borgius
  • Adolfo E. Talpalar
  • Toshiaki Endo

Locomotion in mammals is to a large degree controlled directly by intrinsic spinal networks, called central pattern generators (CPGs). The overall function of these networks is governed by interaction between inhibitory and excitatory neurons. In the present review, we will discuss recent findings addressing the role of excitatory synaptic transmission for network function including the role of specific excitatory neuronal populations in coordinating muscle activity and in generating rhythmic activity.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBrain Research
Vol/bind57
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)56-63
Antal sider8
ISSN0006-8993
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 2008

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