The trochlear nerve innervates the superior oblique muscle that controls eye movement (Clarke et al., 2013).
trochlear nerve somata and the fibres in the trochlear nerve root are labelled with choline acetyltransferase the acetylcholine synthesising enzyme indicating that this nucleus forms part of the cholinergic system in zebrafish. The trochlear nerve root crosses the midline before it exits the medulla oblongata where the optic tectum meets the cerebellum (Mueller et al., 2004).
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alpha2-Chimaerin Regulates a Key Axon Guidance Transition during Development of the Oculomotor Projection.
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Gaze-Stabilizing Central Vestibular Neurons Project Asymmetrically to Extraocular Motoneuron Pools.
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Thomas Mueller, Philippe Vernier, Mario F. Wullimann
The adult central nervous cholinergic system of a neurogenetic model animal, the zebrafish Danio rerio
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