Cerebellothalamic tract

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The cerebellothalamic tract also known as the dentatothalamic tract or the tractus cerebellothalamicus, is part of the superior cerebellar peduncle. It originates in the cerebellar nuclei, crosses completely in the decussation of the brachium conjunctivum, bypasses the red nucleus, and terminates in parts of the ventral anterior nucleus, ventral intermediate, ventral posterolateral nucleus, and central lateral nuclei of the thalamus.

It is mostly separated from the pallidothalamic tracts.[1]

It can play a role in mediating symptoms in hereditary dystonia.[2]

The term "cerebellothalamocortical pathway" is used to indicate termination in the cerebral cortex.[3]

Function[edit]

The cerebellothalamic tract transmits information from the cerebellum to the thalamus via neural impulses for the sensory systems.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallay MN, Jeanmonod D, Liu J, Morel A (August 2008). "Human pallidothalamic and cerebellothalamic tracts: anatomical basis for functional stereotactic neurosurgery". Brain Struct Funct 212 (6): 443–63. doi:10.1007/s00429-007-0170-0. PMC 2494572. PMID 18193279. 
  2. ^ Argyelan M, Carbon M, Niethammer M, et al. (August 2009). "Cerebellothalamocortical connectivity regulates penetrance in dystonia". J. Neurosci. 29 (31): 9740–7. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2300-09.2009. PMID 19657027. 
  3. ^ Molnar GF, Sailer A, Gunraj CA, Lang AE, Lozano AM, Chen R (September 2004). "Thalamic deep brain stimulation activates the cerebellothalamocortical pathway". Neurology 63 (5): 907–9. doi:10.1212/01.wnl.0000137419.85535.c7. PMID 15365147.