- The Ventral tegmental Area (VTA) is a collection of neurons situated at the center of the midbrain. The area functions as a sort of receptor core, receiving messages from other parts of the brain as to how efficiently basic human needs are being met.
The nucleus accumbens, along with other regions of the ventral striatum and the prefrontal cortex, is one of the major targets of ascending dopaminergic pathways originating from the ventral tegmental area. Thalamus Amygdala and Nucleus Basalis connections to the Thalamus
May 26, 2022 · Before a wrecking crew destroyed the building where a gunman killed her husband, Annette Romo left her home in Tracy searching for some closure. But when she stepped into the VTA rail yard and entered Building B, she didn’t find comfort in the vacant space illuminated by construction lights where Timothy Romo was murdered.
May 26, 2022 · GABA neurons in the ventral tegmental area regulate non-rapid eye movement sleep in mice
The FMNL2 gene is expressed in multiple human tissues. Function Formin-like protein 2 is a formin -related protein. Formin-related proteins have been implicated in morphogenesis, cytokinesis, and cell polarity. Clinical significance FMNL2 expression is considerably higher in colorectal cancer tumors compared to normal tissue.