BrainRegionLLC HT PN RSP

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Rostral Pontine Nucleus

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

  • Top-down path to region: Hindbrain Metencephalon -> Metencephalic Sensory Nuclei (HT.SN) -> Pontine Nuclear Complex (HT.PN) -> Rostral Pontine Nucleus (LLC.HT.PN.RSP) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Lower Brain - Locomotion Control Area (LLC)
  • Area circuit: Cerebrocerebellar Locomotion (LLC)
  • Role: processor.automatic
  • Function: Part of learning, motivation, spatial memory pathway
  • Notes to function:
    • Relay from mammillary body to CR




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
FMM FMM.FD.MB.MMB Medial Mammillary Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) in emotional behavior (HT -> PN, abstract)
LAC LAC.FD.HT.RCH Retrochiasmatic Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) in emotional behavior (HT -> PN, abstract)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
LLC LLC.HT.CR.DN Dentate Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) in motor behavior (PN -> CR, abstract)

Thirdparty Circuits


CN.PU=Striatum,FEC.FT.ST (see Basal Ganglia)
CR=Cerebellar Complex,LLC.HT.CRC
GP=Globus Pallidus,FEC.FT.GP (see Basal Ganglia)
LPFC=Mid-Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex,NDM.NC.AL.DLPFC (see Lateral Prefrontal Cortex)
MC=Motor Cortex,NMA.NC.MC
PMC=Premotor Cortex,NC.PMC
PN=Pontine Nuclear Complex,HT.PN (see Metencephalic Sensory Nuclei)
SN=Substantia Nigra,FEC.FT.SN (see Basal Ganglia)
TH=Ventral Thalamus,FD.TH.VTH (see Motor Thalamus)