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Roan Marion, Keji Li, Gopathy Purushothaman, Yaoguang Jiang and Vivien A. Casagrande Morphological and neurochemical comparisons between pulvinar and V1 projections to V2 Journal of Comparative Neurology 521

Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cne.23203

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The projections from the parvocelluar layers lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN P) are capable of driving to the primary visual cortex (V1). These connections have large presynaptic swellings (boutons) that express vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (Vglut2) and parvalbumnin (PV). We examined the possible driving projections to V2, namely, those from V1 and pulvinar. Our findings indicate that, among the possible driving projections to V2, the pulvinar projection is more similar to LGN P projections and hence more likely to drive V2.

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