Science in China Series C: Life Sciences

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 176–183 | Cite as

Influences of cerebellar interpositus nucleus and fastigial nucleus on neuronal activity of lateral hypothalamic area

  • Jianjun Wang
  • Yongmei Pu
  • Tao Wang
Article

Abstract

Stimulation of cerebellar interpositus nucleus and fastigial nucleus could influence the neuronal activity of lateral hypothalamic area in the cat, and some of the neurons which respond to the cerebellar stimulations are glucose-sensitive neurons. These results suggest that the cerebellum is involved not only in motor control, but also in the regulation of non-somatic functions through the cerebello-hypothalamic pathways.

Keywords

interpasitus nucleus fastigial nucleus lateral hypothalamic area cerebella-hypothalamic projections cerebellar non-somatic functions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianjun Wang
    • 1
  • Yongmei Pu
    • 1
  • Tao Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological Science and TechnologyNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Department of Applied Biology and Chemical TechnologyThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong
  3. 3.The People’s Hospital of Jiangsu ProvinceNanjingChina

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