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Nucleus of optic tract

Name: Nucleus of optic tract
Description: Predominantly gray matter structure consisting of large multipoloar cells lying aong axons of the brachium of the superior colliculus, lyaing adjaent to the dorsal terminal nucleus of the accessory optic system. In several species, cells of this nucleus receive inpu from the contralateral retina (Sefton and Dreher in Paxinos, G. The rat nervous system, 1995, pg. 862).
Synonym(s): nucleus of the optic tract, optic tract nucleus[1]
Is part of: pretectum
Super-category: Regional part of brain
Id: birnlex_868
Link to OWL / RDF: Download this content as OWL/RDF
Neuronames ID ( what's this?): 453
Brain regions that send axons into this region: retina


References

  1. Natal CL & Britto LR (1987) The pretectal nucleus of the optic tract modulates the direction selectivity of accessory optic neurons in rats. Brain Res 419: 320-3 PubMed

Notes

This page uses this default form:PONS_brain_region

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AfferentProjectionsRetina  +
Created15 July 2006  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionPredominantly gray matter structure consis Predominantly gray matter structure consisting of large multipoloar cells lying aong axons of the brachium of the superior colliculus, lyaing adjaent to the dorsal terminal nucleus of the accessory optic system. In several species, cells of this nucleus receive inpu from the contralateral retina (Sefton and Dreher in Paxinos, G. The rat nervous system, 1995, pg. 862). . The rat nervous system, 1995, pg. 862).
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Idbirnlex_868  +
Is part ofPretectum  +
LabelNucleus of optic tract  +
ModifiedDate9 March 2012  +
NeuronamesLinkhttp://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/Scripts/hiercentraldirectory.aspx?ID=453  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
Synonymnucleus of the optic tract  +, and optic tract nucleus  +
UmlscuiC0175356  +