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Caudal Pontine Reticular Nucleus

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This page covers biological details of component Caudal Pontine Reticular 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, Medial Column (HT.RF.MED) -> Paramedian Pontine Reticular Formation (HT.PRF.PPRF) -> Caudal Pontine Reticular Nucleus (LRC.HT.PRF.CRF) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Brain area: Lower Brain - Motor Reflex Area
  • Role: subcortical.motor.flexor
  • Function: Mediate head movements
  • Notes to function: Grinding of the teeth in sleep, projections from superior colliculus, to spinal cord, extends to facial




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Reference
LPC LPC.HT.IVBN Inferior Vestibular Nuclei excitatory-glu Vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) (VestibularNuclei -> PPRF, abstract)
LRC LRC.HT.CR.FG Fastigual Nucleus excitatory-glu Cerebellum functional divisions (FG -> RF, abstract)
NMA NMA.NC.MC Motor Cortex excitatory-glu Motor neurons control (CTX -> PRF, abstract)
NMA.NC.SMC.F3 Supplementary Motor Area excitatory-glu Motor neurons control (CTX -> PRF, abstract)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Reference
LPC LPC.HL.AMB Ambiguus Nucleus excitatory-glu Vocal Control (RF -> NucleusAmbiguus, abstract)
LPC.HL.HYG Hypoglossal Motor Nucleus excitatory-glu Vocal Control (RF -> NucleusXII, abstract)
LPC.HT.FCM Facial Motor Nucleus excitatory-glu Vocal Control (RF -> MotorVII, abstract)
LPC.HT.TRM Trigeminal Motor Nucleus excitatory-glu Vocal Control (RF -> MotorV, abstract)

Thirdparty Circuits


A1=Primary Auditory Cortex,NSA.NC.TTG.A1
Broca=Broca's Area,NPE.NC.PFC.BRA (see Lateral Prefrontal Cortex)
M2=Supplementary Motor Cortex,NMA.NC.SMC
MotorV=Trigeminal Motor Nucleus,LPC.HT.TRM
MotorVII=Facial Motor Nucleus,LPC.HT.FCM
NucleusAmbiguus=Ambiguus Nucleus,LPC.HL.AMB
NucleusXII=Hypoglossal Motor Nucleus,LPC.HL.HYG
Premotor24=Ventral Anterior Cingulate Area,NDM.NC.AL.VACG
RF=Pontine Reticular Formation,HT.RF
Wernike=Wernicke's area A4,NSA.NC.STG.A4