Both in the Reelin-deficient reeler and Dab1-deficient yotari mice, layer V corticospinal tract neurons in the sensory-motor cortex are radially spread instead of being confined to a single cortical layer. In the present study, we examined distribution pattern of cortical layer V neurons in the visual and auditory cortices of reeler and yotari mice with the injection of HRP into the superior and inferior colliculi of the adult animals, respectively. After the injection of HRP into the superior colliculus of the normal mouse, retrogradely labeled cells were distributed in layer V of the visual cortex, while the similar injection of HRP in the reeler and yotari mice produced radial dispersion of retrograde labeling through all of the depths of the visual cortex of these mutant mice. Next, we injected HRP into the inferior colliculus of the normal, reeler and yotari mice. Retrogradely labeled neurons were distributed in layer V of the normal auditory cortex, whereas they were again radially scattered in the auditory cortex of the reeler and yotari mice. Taken together with the previous and present findings, layer V cortical efferent neurons are radially scattered in the sensory-motor, visual and auditory cortices of the reeler and yotari mice.
|Journal||Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Inferior colliculus
- Superior colliculus
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