Selectivity of the hippocampal projection to the prelimbic area of the prefrontal cortex in the rat

Brain Res. 1989 Dec 29;505(2):337-40. doi: 10.1016/0006-8993(89)91464-9.


Afferent connections of the medial and lateral prefrontal cortex of the rat arising from the hippocampal formation were investigated using iontophoretic application of the fluorescent tracer, Fluoro-gold. Our results demonstrate that the projection which originates in the temporal part of the CA1 hippocampal field and in the prosubiculum is restricted to the prelimbic area of the prefrontal cortex.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Fluorescent Dyes
  • Frontal Lobe / cytology*
  • Hippocampus / cytology*
  • Neural Pathways / anatomy & histology
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred Strains
  • Stilbamidines*


  • 2-hydroxy-4,4'-diamidinostilbene, methanesulfonate salt
  • Fluorescent Dyes
  • Stilbamidines