Chandelier Cells Illuminate Inhibitory Control of Prefrontal–Amygdala Outputs Academic Article uri icon


  • Inhibitory interneurons comprise a diverse subpopulation of cells that are critical to circuit function. How distinct inhibitory microcircuits control long-range projections remains poorly understood. A recent study by Lu and colleagues uncovered a unidirectional microcircuit of prefrontal chandelier cells that preferentially innervate and suppress long-range amygdala-projecting pyramidal cells.

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  • 6.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Giustino, T. F., & Maren, S.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • November 2017