Escape Behaviour: Reciprocal Inhibition Ensures Effective Escape Trajectory

Keith T. Sillar*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

When a zebrafish makes a fast escape response, Mauthner cells directly activate contralateral spinal interneurons which feed reciprocal inhibition to motorneurons on the stimulated side. Ablation of these interneurons in transgenic animals impairs escape responses, indicating their crucial role in survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R697-R699
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume19
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2009

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