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Title: Time course of cortically induced fos expression in auditory thalamus and midbrain after bilateral cochlear ablation
Authors: Sun, X
Guo, YP
Shum, DK
Chan, Y
He, J
Keywords: bicuculline
cochleostomy
corticofugal activation
denervation hypersensitivity
inferior colliculus
medial geniculate body
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Source: Neuroscience, 2009, v. 160, no. 1, p. 186-197 How to cite?
Journal: Neuroscience 
Abstract: Expression of c-fos in the medial geniculate body (MGB) and the inferior colliculus (IC) in response to bicuculline-induced corticofugal activation was examined in rats at different time points after bilateral cochlear ablation (4 h-30 days). Corticofugal activation was crucial in eliciting Fos expression in the MGB after cochlear ablation. The pars ovoidea (OV) of the medial geniculate body ventral division (MGv) showed dense Fos expression 4 h after cochlear ablation; the expression declined to very low levels at 24 h and thereafter. In turn, strong Fos expression was found in the pars lateralis (LV) of the MGv 24 h after cochlear ablation and dropped dramatically at 14 days. The dorsal division of the MGB (MGd) showed high Fos expression 7 days after cochlear ablation, which persisted for a period of time. Using multi-electrode recordings, neuronal activity of different MGB subnuclei was found to correlate well with Fos expressions. The temporal changes in cortically activated Fos expression in different MGB subnuclei after bilateral cochlear ablation indicate differential denervation hypersensitivities of these MGB neurons and likely point to differential dependence of these nuclei on both auditory ascending and corticofugal descending inputs. After bilateral cochlear ablation, significant increases in Fos-positive neurons were detected unilaterally in all IC subnuclei, ipsilateral to the bicuculline injection.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/34216
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2009.02.020
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