BrainRegionLMC HP RP PRN

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Pontine Raphe Nucleus

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This page covers biological details of component Pontine Raphe Nucleus. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Hindbrain Metencephalon -> Pontine Reticular Formation (HT.RF) -> Pontine Reticular Formation, Midline Column (HT.RF.MID) -> Raphe Nuclei of Pons (HT.RF.MID.RP) -> Pontine Raphe Nucleus (LMC.HP.RP.PRN) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Lower Brain - Modulatory Contol Area (LMC)
  • Area circuit: Serotonin - Feelings of Well-Being and Happiness (5HT)
  • Role: processor.autonomic
  • Function: Regulation of sleep cycle
  • Notes to function:
    • Projects to CR, forebrain
    • inhibitory nucleus




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
LRC LRC.MM.SCNF Subcuneiform Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
LLC LLC.HT.CR.PV Cerebellar Paravermis modulatory-5ht uncertain (unknown reference)

Thirdparty Circuits


  • no circuits defined



  • no references defined