BrainRegionLRC MM PT PTA

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Anterior Pretectum Nucleus

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

  • Top-down path to region: Midbrain Mesencephalon -> Reflexes Nuclei of Midbrain Mesencephalon (MM.REF) -> Visual Reflexes Nuclei of Midbrain Mesencephalon (MM.REF.VIS) -> Pretectum (MM.PT) -> Anterior Pretectum Nucleus (LRC.MM.PT.PTA) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Lower Brain - Motor Reflex Area (LRC)
  • Area circuit: Direct Visual Reflexes (LRV)
  • Role: processor.automatic
  • Function: Mediate somatosensory and nociceptive information
  • Comments: Nucleus of pretectal area
  • Notes to function:
    • 3 parallel flows from MC, anterior interpositus nucleus of TH, GR to dorsal accessory IO




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Inbound Region Connections:

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Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
FEC FEC.FD.STN.ICD Subthalamic Nucleus Internal Caudal excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
NPE NPE.FD.TH.LP Lateral Posterior Nucleus of Thalamus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
NPE.FD.TH.MPV Medial Pulvinar excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)

Thirdparty Circuits


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