The Identification and Function of Differentiation Antigens on Primary Sensory Neurons

  • Jane Dodd
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


The perception of different qualities of cutaneous stimuli depends, initially, on the activation of specific classes of primary sensory fibres that have their cell bodies located in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) (Iggo, 1973; Perl, 1983). Anatomical and physiological studies have shown that more than a dozen classes of cutaneous afferents can be identified by their peripheral receptive properties, axonal conduction velocity and central terminal organization (Brown, 1981, 1982; Perl, 1983).


Dorsal Root Ganglion Sensory Neuron Dorsal Horn Primary Sensory Neuron Superficial Dorsal Horn 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Dodd
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  1. 1.Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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