Layering in lamina 6 of cat striate cortex

M. E. McCourt, J. Boyapati, G. H. Henry

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Retrograde transport after the injection of the tracer, wheatgerm agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase, into different neural sites revealed a layering of labelled cells in lamina 6 of the striate cortex of the cat. Depending on their destination, efferent cells were clustered at different levels in lamina 6 so that cells projecting to the claustrum congregated in the lower half of the lamina while those projecting to other parts of the visual cortex, in either ipsi- or contralateral hemispheres, were found principally in the upper half and the cells with axons passing to the lateral geniculate nucleus occupied the central expanse (middle three-fifths) of the lamina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 29 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • cat
  • layer 6
  • striate cortex
  • wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase (WGA-HRP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology


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