Cholinergic neurons intrinsic to the primate external pallidum.

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Journal Article


Synapse, Volume 69, Issue 8, p.416-9 (2015)


<p>We report the presence of a small population of cholinergic neurons closely intermingled with external pallidal neurons in cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis). The majority of these cholinergic pallidal neurons are devoid of Nerve Growth Factor receptor (NGFr), which sets them apart from the population of corticopetal NGFr-rich neurons of the nucleus basalis of Meynert and its ectopic elements that impinge dorsally upon the pallidum via the medullary laminae.</p>

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