Relative 2-deoxyglucose uptake of the paratrigeminal nucleus increases during hibernation

Thomas S. Kilduff, Frank R Sharp, H. Craig Heller

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The paratrigeminal nucleus, a little-studied cell group of the medulla, is the only structure of the brain to significantly increase its relative [14C]2-deoxyglucose accumulation during hibernation in the ground squirrel. The zone of increased activity on the autoradiographs is continuous between this structure and the marginal zone of the spinal trigeminal nucleus. Because of the known thermoafferent function of the latter structure, a similar function is suggested for the paratrigeminal nucleus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalBrain Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 28 1983


  • 2-deoxyglucose
  • hibernation
  • nuclei insulae cuneati lateralis
  • paratrigeminal nucleus
  • thermoafferent pathway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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