Examination of geniculate ganglion cells contributing sensory fibers to the rat facial 'motor' nerve

Kazue Semba, Vandana Sood, Nin Yeh Shu, Robert G. Nagele, M. David Egger

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Abstract

Using a method to visualize HRP- containing cells in the geniculate ganglion (GG) in situ after decalcifying surrounding bone, we found that about 30% of the total (about 1000) GG cells contributed sensory fibers to the posterior auricular branch of the facial motor nerve. These cells are relatively large for GG cells in general. The remaining facial motor nerve branches, including those involved in vibrissal movement, contained few sensory afferent fibers originating from GG cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-359
Number of pages6
JournalBrain Research
Volume308
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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