The Role of the Nitric Oxide (NO) in the Visual Pathway
The NO is a gas that works in the nervous system as a neuromodulator. The aim of our research is to elucidate the NO function in the visual system. Nowadays we centre the work to level of the thalamic (lateral geniculate nucleus - dLGN - and perigeniculate nucleus) and primary visual cortex (V1) levels. We use visual and electrical stimulation tecniques, combined with extracelular electrophysiological recordings and iontophoretical ejection of drugs.