Research Highlight: Inhibition and motor control in the developing zebrafish spinal cord

ENP team leader Claire Wyart recently published a new article in the journal Current Opinion in Neurobiology. She and colleague Kevin Fidelin discuss the importance of inhibition in generating locomotive activity. They advocate for the notion that new optical technologies of genetically targeted spinal neurons should be combined with classic electrophysiology in order to unveil how spinal inhibitory neurons and other cell types contribute to locomotion in zebrafish.

Check out their article for more information:

Fidelin K, Wyart C. Inhibition and motor control in the developing zebrafish spinal cord. Current Op Neurobiol. 2014. 26:103-109.

Key words: Zebrafish Spinal inhibitory neurons Locomotion 

Figure b2 from Fidelin and Wyart, Curr Op Neurobiol,2014. Fluorescing spinal neurons in zebrafish.