Prof James Deuchars

BSc, Glasgow; PhD 1992, London.
Professor of Systems Neuroscience
School of Biomedical Sciences

Contact: Garstang G5.53g, +44(0) 113 34 35594, email address for  

Research Interests

How the central nervous system controls the autonomic system

Worldwide, hypertension and associated cardiovascular problems are on the increase. One currently untapped avenue for treatment is manipulation of areas of the central nervous system involved in cardiovascular control. Our aim is to further current understanding in these areas to open up the possibility of new interventions. We have several projects in this and associated areas:

Neuromodulation of the autonomic nervous systemNeuromodulation, the alteration of nerve activity through the use of targeted electrical stimulation or pharmacology, is a rapidly advancing field with applications in a plethora of conditions that have previously proven difficult to treat. We are investigating how neuromodulation influences the autonomic nervous system. We are investigating the effects of transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation (tVNS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on autonomic nervous output in humans. We measure heart rate variability, baroreceptor reflex sensitivity and apply microneurography to measure sympathetic nerve activity.

Neuronal circuits controlling autonomic outflow – we combine electrophysiology and neuroanatomy to investigate properties of neuronal circuits in the CNS that underlie control of the autonomic nervous system. Much of this work focusses on cardiovascular control, but we also have interests in other autonomic outputs. A large part of this work focusses on the spinal cord and leads us to consider other spinal cord circuitry as part of a larger grouping at Leeds focussing on these areas.

Spinal cord connectome – with colleagues at Leeds (Chakrabarty, Sue Deuchars, Gamper, Ichiyama, King) we aim to investigate the spinal connectome – understanding how sensory afferents carry information into the spinal cord, the connections within the dorsal horn that processes the signals, the connections between these cells and the output cells of the cord – motor and preganglionic neurones. This incorporates understanding the properties and connections of cells within these circuits.

Differential expression of NKAa1 and NKAa3 in a and g motoneurones in the spinal cord. See Edwards et al (2013), Journal of Neuroscience, 33(24):9913-9.

Areas from which our research benefits from the input of colleagues in Leeds include:

Neuroscience and the cross-university research interest group NeuR@L.

Our cardiovascular research is facilitated by colleagues in the University wide Multi-Disciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre and in the Faculty by Cardiovascular, Sports and Exercise Sciences.

Our investigations into how membrane proteins such as ion channels, neurotransmitter receptors and transporters influence the properties of neurones under investigation are aided by the Integrative Membrane Biology group.


Current Projects

Neuromodulation of the autonomic nervous system - employing physiological measurements of cardiorespiratory variables in human subjects.

Brainstem neuronal circuits - the brainstem receives information from the body about the state of the circulation with every beat of the heart. Most of this input terminates in the nucleus of the tractus solitarius. This region of the brainstem then assimilates this information and sends relevant details to the output regions of the CNS to hold the cardiovascular system at its desirable level. The NTS is known to have a complicated circuitry involved in processing all this information and many interneurones are included in this circuitry. These projects are investigating the physiology, pharmacology and anatomy of these neuronal circuits

Spinal Interneurones - the heart and circulatory system are controlled in part by the sympathetic nervous system which can be regulated by the brain as well as feedback from the body. A major level of control occurs in the spinal cord where sympathetic preganglionic neurones (SPNs) contribute to the control of heart rate and blood pressure. These SPNs are influenced by pathways from the brain and body which can act via small local cells (interneurones). To date, very little is known about the characteristics of these interneurones - where they are located, which neurones link to these cells, what neurotransmitters they contain and how they talk to the SPNs. We are therefore interested in determining these characteristics since we believe that these cells play a prominent role in the control of the circulation in both health and disease.

Our research receives support from the British Heart Foundation, The Wellcome Trust, The Royal Society and the BBSRC.


Faculty Research and Innovation

Studentship information

Undergraduate project topics:

  • Modulating neurogenesis in the CNS
  • The role of the central nervous system in control of blood pressure
  • Spinal cord circuits

Postgraduate studentship areas:

  • The role of the central nervous system in control of blood pressure.
  • Modulating neurogenesis in the CNS
  • Neuromodulation of the autonomic nervous system
  • Vagal nerve stimulation

See also:

Modules managed

BMSC3139 - Systems Neurophysiology

Modules taught

BIOL5112M/5312M - Bioimaging
BMSC1210/SPSC1222 - Biology of the Mind/Neuroscience for Exercise Science
BMSC1213 - Basic Laboratory and Scientific Skills 2
BMSC2120 - Scientific Skills
BMSC3139 - Systems Neurophysiology
BMSC3301 - Research Project in Biomedical Sciences
BMSC3399 - Extended Research Project Preparation
MECH5002M - Cross displine lab placeement
MEDS5010M - Research Project in Medicine

Academic roles

Pro-Dean International


Member of Faculty Taught Student Education Committee (Pro-Dean, Research and Innovation)

Centre memberships:

Group Leader Prof James Deuchars  (Professor of Systems Neuroscience)

How the central nervous system controls the autonomic system 

Dr Varinder Lall  (Research Fellow)


Catherine Colquhoun (Primary supervisor) 50% FTE
Hanan El-Kuwaila (Primary supervisor) 50% FTE
Christian Nathan (Primary supervisor) 50% FTE
Wafa Aladadi (Co-supervisor) 20% FTE
Norah Altuwaijri (Co-supervisor) 40% FTE
Aikaterini Douka (Co-supervisor) 30% FTE
Nurhafizah Binti Ghani (Co-supervisor) 40% FTE
Pierce Mullen (Co-supervisor) 50% FTE
Lauryn New (Co-supervisor) 50% FTE
Bianca Patel (Co-supervisor) 50% FTE
Rosmaliza Ramli (Co-supervisor) 25% FTE
Nazlahshaniza Shafin (Co-supervisor) 50% FTE

Deuchars SA, Lall VK, Clancy J, Mahadi M, Murray A, Peers L, Deuchars J Mechanisms underpinning sympathetic nervous activity and its modulation using transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation Experimental Physiology 103 326-331, 2018
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Antonino D, Teixeira AL, Maia-Lopes PM, Souza MC, Sabino-Carvalho JL, Murray AR, Deuchars J, Vianna LC Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation acutely improves spontaneous cardiac baroreflex sensitivity in healthy young men: A randomized placebo-controlled trial Brain Stimulation 10 875-881, 2017
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Lall VK, Bruce G, Voytenko L, Drinkhill M, Wellershaus K, Willecke K, Deuchars J, Deuchars SA Physiologic regulation of heart rate and blood pressure involves connexin 36–containing gap junctions FASEB Journal 31 3966-3977, 2017
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Du X, Hao H, Yang Y, Huang S, Wang C, Gigout S, Ramli R, Li X, Jaworska E, Edwards I, Deuchars J, Yanagawa Y, Qi J, Guan B, Jaffe DB, Zhang H, Gamper N Local GABAergic signaling within sensory ganglia controls peripheral nociceptive transmission Journal of Clinical Investigation 127 1741-1756, 2017
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Sabino-Carvalho JL, Antonino D, Teixeira AL, Maia-Lopes PM, Murray AR, Deuchars J, Vianna LC Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation Acutely Improves Blood Pressure Control in a Placebo Controlled Study, 2017

Gotts J, Atkinson L, Yanagawa Y, Deuchars J, Deuchars SA Co-expression of GAD67 and choline acetyltransferase in neurons in the mouse spinal cord: A focus on lamina X Brain Research 1646 570-579, 2016
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Murray AR, Atkinson L, Mahadi MK, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J The strange case of the ear and the heart: The auricular vagus nerve and its influence on cardiac control Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical 199 48-53, 2016
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Murray AR, Clancy JA, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) Decreases Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Older Healthy Human Subjects, 2016

Gotts J, Atkinson L, Edwards IJ, Yanagawa Y, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Co-expression of GAD67 and choline acetyltransferase reveals a novel neuronal phenotype in the mouse medulla oblongata Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical 193 22-30, 2015
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Deuchars SA, Corns LF, Atkinson L, Daniel J, Edwards IJ, New L, Deuchars J Cholinergic enhancement of cell proliferation in the postnatal neurogenic niche of the mammalian Stem cells 33 2864-2876, 2015
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John D, Shelukhina I, Yanagawa Y, Deuchars J, Henderson Z Functional alpha7 nicotinic receptors are expressed on immature granule cells of the postnatal dentate gyrus. Brain research 1601 15-30, 2015
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Edwards IJ, Lall VK, Paton JF, Yanagawa Y, Szabo G, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Neck muscle afferents influence oromotor and cardiorespiratory brainstem neural circuits. Brain Struct Funct 220 1421-1436, 2015
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Yang Z, Kirton HM, MacDougall DA, Boyle JP, Deuchars J, Frater B, Ponnambalam S, Hardy ME, White E, Calaghan SC, Peers C, Steele DS The Golgi apparatus is a functionally distinct Ca<sup>2+</sup>store regulated by the PKA and Epac branches of the b1-adrenergic signaling pathway Science Signaling 8, 2015
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Clancy JA, Mary DA, Witte KK, Greenwood JP, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation in healthy humans reduces sympathetic nerve activity. Brain Stimulation 7 871-877, 2014
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Clancy JA, Johnson R, Raw R, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the motor cortex increases sympathetic nerve activity. Brain Stimulation 7 97-104, 2014
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Corns LF, Deuchars J, Deuchars SA GABAergic responses of mammalian ependymal cells in the central canal neurogenic niche of the postnatal spinal cord Neuroscience Letters 553 57-62, 2013
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Edwards IJ, Singh M, Morris S, Osborne L, Le Ruez T, Fuad M, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J A simple method to fluorescently label pericytes in the CNS and skeletal muscle MICROVASCULAR RESEARCH 89 164-168, 2013

Edwards IJ, Bruce G, Lawrenson C, Howe L, Clapcote SJ, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Na+/K+ ATPaseα1 and α3 Isoforms Are Differentially Expressed in α- and γ-Motoneurons. Journal of Neuroscience 33 9913-9919, 2013
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Chapman RJ, Lall VK, Maxeiner S, Willecke K, Deuchars J, King AE Localization of neurones expressing the gap junction protein Connexin45 within the adult spinal dorsal horn: a study using Cx45-eGFP reporter mice. Brain Structure and Function 218 751-765, 2013
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Clancy JA, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J The wonders of the Wanderer Experimental Physiology 98 38-45, 2013
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Lall VK, Dutschmann M, Deuchars J, Deuchars SA The anti-malarial drug Mefloquine disrupts central autonomic and respiratory control in the working heart brainstem preparation of the rat Journal of Biomedical Science 19, 2012
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Voytenko LP, Lushnikova IV, Skok MV, Lykhmus OY, Deuchars J, Skibo GG Co-Expression of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Isoform 67, Membrane Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors, and Connexin 36 in Ischemia-Resistant Hippocampal Interneurons, 2012

Hogarth AJ, Graham LN, Corrigan JH, Deuchars J, Mary DASG, Greenwood JP Sympathetic nerve hyperactivity and its effect in postmenopausal women. J Hypertens 29 2167-2175, 2011
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Wang L, Bruce G, Spary E, Deuchars J, Deuchars SA GABA(B) Mediated Regulation of Sympathetic Preganglionic Neurons: Pre- and Postsynaptic Sites of Action. Frontiers in Neurology 1 142-142, 2010
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Brooke RE, Corns L, Edwards IJ, Deuchars J Kv3.3 immunoreactivity in the vestibular nuclear complex of the rat with focus on the medial vestibular nucleus: Targeting of Kv3.3 neurones by terminals positive for vesicular glutamate transporter 1 BRAIN RES 1345 45-58, 2010

Dallas ML, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Immunopharmacology: utilizing antibodies as ion channel modulators. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol 3 281-289, 2010
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Edwards IJ, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J The intermedius nucleus of the medulla: A potential site for the integration of cervical information and the generation of autonomic responses J CHEM NEUROANAT 38 166-175, 2009

Wang LH, Spary E, Deuchars J, Deuchars SA Tonic GABAergic Inhibition of Sympathetic Preganglionic Neurons: A Novel Substrate for Sympathetic Control J NEUROSCI 28 12445-12452, 2008

Van Der Giessen RS, Koekkoek SK, van Dorp S, De Gruijl JR, Cupido A, Khosrovani S, Dortland B, Wellershaus K, Degen J, Deuchars J, Fuchs EC, Monyer H, Willecke K, De Jeu MTG, De Zeeuw CI Role of olivary electrical coupling in cerebellar motor learning NEURON 58 599-612, 2008

Wellershaus K, Degen J, Deuchars J, Theis M, Charollais A, Caille D, Gauthier B, Janssen-Bienhold U, Sonntag S, Herrera P, Meda P, Willecke K A new conditional mouse mutant reveals specific expression and functions of connexin36 in neurons and pancreatic beta-cells EXP CELL RES 314 997-1012, 2008

Dallas ML, Morris NP, Lewis DI, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Voltage-gated potassium currents within the dorsal vagal nucleus: Inhibition by BDS toxin BRAIN RES 1189 51-57, 2008

Dallas ML, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Modulation of potassium ion channel proteins utilising antibodies. Methods Mol Biol 491 247-255, 2008
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Kreuzberg MM, Deuchars J, Weiss E, Schoberd A, Sonntag S, Wlershaus K, Draguhn A, Willecke K Expression of connexin30.2 in interneurons of the central nervous system in the mouse MOL CELL NEUROSCI 37 119-134, 2008

Poole SL, Deuchars J, Lewis DI, Deuchars SA Subdivision-specific responses of neurons in the nucleus of the tractus Solitarius to activation of mu-opioid receptors in the rat J NEUROPHYSIOL 98 3060-3071, 2007

Bettini NL, Moores TS, Baxter B, Deuchars J, Parson SH Dynamic remodelling of synapses can occur in the absence of the parent cell body BMC NEUROSCI 8, 2007

Edwards IJ, Dallas ML, Poole SL, Milligan CJ, Yanagawa Y, Szabo G, Erdelyi F, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J The neurochemically diverse intermedius nucleus of the medulla as a source of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic input to the nucleus tractus solitarii J NEUROSCI 27 8324-8333, 2007

Bruce AW, Krejci A, Ooi L, Deuchars J, Wood IC, Dolezal V, Buckley NJ The transcriptional repressor REST is a critical regulator of the neurosecretory phenotype J NEUROCHEM 98 1828-1840, 2006

Paton JFR, Lonergan T, Deuchars J, James PE, Kasparov S Detection of angiotensin II mediated nitric oxide release within the nucleus of the solitary tract using electron-paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy AUTONOMIC NEUROSCIENCE-BASIC&CLINICAL 126 193-201, 2006

Ashour F, Atterbury-Thomas M, Deuchars J, Evans RJ An evaluation of antibody detection of the P2X(1) receptor subunit in the CNS of wild type and P2X(1)-knockout mice NEUROSCI LETT 397 120-125, 2006

Milligan CJ, Edwards IJ, Deuchars J HCN1 ion channel immunoreactivity in spinal cord and medulla oblongata BRAIN RES 1081 79-91, 2006

Brooke RE, Atkinson L, Edwards I, Parson SH, Deuchars J Immunohistochemical localisation of the voltage gated potassium ion channel subunit Kv3.3 in the rat medulla oblongata and thoracic spinal cord BRAIN RES 1070 101-115, 2006

Sun Y-M, Greenway DJ, Johnson R, Street M, Belyaev ND, Deuchars J, Bee T, Wilde S, Buckley NJ Distinct profiles of REST interactions with its target genes at different stages of neuronal development. Mol Biol Cell 16 5630-5638, 2005
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Governo RJM, Deuchars J, Baldwin SA, King AE Localization of the NBMPR-sensitive equilibrative nucleoside transporter, ENT1, in the rat dorsal root ganglion and lumbar spinal cord. Brain Res 1059 129-138, 2005
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Baxter RL, Vega-Riveroll LJ, Deuchars J, Parson SH A2A Adenosine Receptors are located on Presynaptic Motor Nerve Terminals in the Mouse. Synapse (New York) 57 229-234, 2005

Dallas ML, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Immunopharmacology - Antibodies for specific modulation of proteins involved in neuronal function Journal of Neuroscience Methods 146 133-148, 2005
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Dallas ML, Atkinson L, Milligan CJ, Morris NP, Lewis DI, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Localization and function of the Kv3.1b subunit in the rat medulla oblongata: focus on the nucleus tractus solitarii Journal of Physiology 562 655-672, 2005
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Deuchars SA, Milligan CJ, Stornetta RL, Deuchars J GABAergic Neurons in the Central Region of the Spinal Cord: A Novel Substrate for Sympathetic Inhibition Journal of Neuroscience 25 1063-1070, 2005
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Moores TS, Hasdemir B, Vega-Riveroll LJ, Deuchars J, Parson SH Properties of presynaptic P2X(7)-like receptors at the neuromuscular junction Brain Research 1034 40-50, 2005
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Corbett EKA, Sinfield JK, McWilliam PN, Deuchars J, Batten TFC Differential expression of vesicular glutamate transporters by vagal afferent terminals in rat nucleus of the solitary tract: Projections from the heart preferentially express vesicular glutamate transporter 1 NEUROSCIENCE 135 133-145, 2005

Brooke RE, Moores TS, Morris NP, Parson SH, Deuchars J Kv3 voltage-gated potassium channels regulate neurotransmitter release from mouse motor nerve terminals European Journal of Neuroscience 20 3313-3321, 2004
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Ashour F, Deuchars J Electron microscopic localisation of P2X(4) receptor subunit immunoreactivity to pre- and post-synaptic neuronal elements and glial processes in the dorsal vagal complex of the rat BRAIN RES 1026 44-55, 2004

Milligan CJ, Buckley NJ, Garret M, Deuchars J, Deuchars SA Evidence for Inhibition Mediated by Coassembly of GABA<sub>A</sub>and GABA<sub>C</sub>Receptor Subunits in Native Central Neurons Journal of Neuroscience 24 7241-7250, 2004
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Deuchars J Immuno-electron microscopic localization of P2X receptors FUNDAMENTAL&CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 18 12-12, 2004

Brooke RE, Atkinson L, Batten TFC, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Association of potassium channel Kv3.4 subunits with pre- and post-synaptic structures in brainstem and spinal cord Neuroscience 126 1001-1010, 2004
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Brooke RE, Deuchars J, Deuchars SA Input-specific modulation of neurotransmitter release in the lateral horn of the spinal cord via adenosine receptors. J Neurosci 24 127-137, 2004
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Williams BP, Milligan CJ, Street M, Hornby FM, Deuchars J, Buckley NJ Transcription of the M1 muscarinic receptor gene in neurons and neuronal progenitors of the embryonic rat forebrain J NEUROCHEM 88 70-77, 2004

Atkinson L, Batten TFC, Moores TS, Varoqui H, Erickson JD, Deuchars J Differential co-localisation of the P2X7 receptor subunit with vesicular glutamate transporters VGLUT1 and VGLUT2 in rat CNS. Neuroscience 123 761-768, 2004
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Ahmad Z, Milligan CJ, Paton JFR, Deuchars J Angiotensin type 1 receptor immunoreactivity in the thoracic spinal cord BRAIN RES 985 21-31, 2003

Charles KJ, Deuchars J, Davies CH, Pangalos MN GABA(B) receptor subunit expression in glia MOL CELL NEUROSCI 24 214-223, 2003

Atkinson L, Shigetomi E, Kato F, Deuchars J Differential increases in P2X receptor levels in rat vagal efferent neurones following a vagal nerve section. Brain Res 977 112-118, 2003
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Corbett EKA, Saha S, Deuchars J, McWilliam PN, Batten TFC Ionotropic glutamate receptor subunit immunoreactivity of vagal preganglionic neurones projecting to the rat heart AUTON NEUROSCI-BASIC 105 105-117, 2003

Atkinson L, Batten TFC, Corbett EKA, Sinfield JK, Deuchars J Subcellular localization of neuronal nitric oxide synthase in the rat nucleus of the solitary tract in relation to vagal afferent inputs Neuroscience 118 115-122, 2003

Gourine AV, Atkinson L, Deuchars J, Spyer KM Purinergic signalling in medullary mechanisms of respiratory control in the Rat: respiratory neurones express P2X receptor subunit. Journal of Physiology 552 197-211, 2003

Atkinson L, Milligan CJ, Buckley NJ, Deuchars J An ATP-gated ion channel at the cell nucleus. Nature 420 42-, 2002

Atkinson L, Milligan CJ, Buckley NJ, Deuchars J An ATP-gated ion channel at the cell nucleus. Nature 420 42-, 2002

Brooke RE, Pyner S, McLeish P, Buchan S, Deuchars J, Deuchars SA Spinal cord interneurones labelled transneuronally from the adrenal gland by a GFP-herpes virus construct contain the potassium channel subunit Kv3.1b. Auton Neurosci 98 45-50, 2002
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Sperlagh B, Kofalvi A, Deuchars J, Atkinson L, Milligan CJ, Buckley NJ, Vizi ES Involvement of P2X(7) receptors in the regulation of neurotransmitter release in the rat hippocampus J NEUROCHEM 81 1196-1211, 2002

Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Postsynaptic adenosine A1-receptors are the sensitive type Trends in Neurosciences 25 289-, 2002

Parson SH, Cato KJ, Moores TS, Deuchars J Properties of P2X7 receptors at mammalian motor nerve terminals. Journal of Physiology 544 pp.73-, 2002

Deuchars SA, Atkinson L, Brooke RE, Musa H, Milligan CJ, Batten TFC, Buckley NJ, Parson SH, Deuchars J Neuronal P2X(7) receptors are targeted to presynaptic terminals in the central and peripheral nervous systems J NEUROSCI 21 7143-7152, 2001

Deuchars SA, Brooke RE, Deuchars J Adenosine A1 receptors reduce release from excitatory but not inhibitory synaptic inputs onto lateral horn neurons. J Neurosci 21 6308-6320, 2001
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Paton JFR, Deuchars J, Ahmad Z, Wong LF, Murphy D, Kasparov S Adenoviral vector demonstrates that angiotensin II-induced depression of the cardiac baroreflex is mediated by endothelial nitric oxide synthase in the nucleus tractus solitarii of the rat J PHYSIOL-LONDON 531 445-458, 2001

Deuchars SA, Brooke RE, Frater B, Deuchars J Properties of interneurones in the intermediolateral cell column of the rat spinal cord: role of the potassium channel subunit Kv3.1. Neuroscience 106 433-446, 2001
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Paton JF, Deuchars J, Li YW, Kasparov S Properties of solitary tract neurones responding to peripheral arterial chemoreceptors. Neuroscience 105 231-248, 2001
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Milligan CJ, Buckley NJ, Deuchars J Expression of the GABA(c) receptor rho 1-subunit in neurones and glia ofthe medulla oblongata of the adult rat Journal of Physiology 536 22-23, 2001

Deuchars J Does the head rule the heart? Trends in Neurosciences 23 449-449, 2000

Deuchars J Nerves - the silent but strong type. Trends in Neurosciences 23 333-333, 2000

Deuchars J, Li Y-W, Kasparov S, Paton JF Morphological and electrophysiological properties of neurones in the dorsal vagal complex of the rat activated by arterial baroreceptors The Journal of Comparative Neurology 417 233-233, 2000

Deuchars J, Li YW, Kasparov S, Paton JFR Morphological and electrophysiological properties of neurones in the dorsal vagal complex of the rat activated by arterial baroreceptors. Journal of Comparative Neurology 417 233-249, 2000

Atkinson L, Batten TFC, Deuchars J P2X2 receptor immunoreactivity in the dorsal vagal complex and area postrema of the rat Neuroscience 99 683-696, 2000

Batten TFC, Atkinson L, Deuchars J Nitric oxide systems in the medulla oblongata and their involvement in autonomic control. l, 2000

Paton JF, Li YW, Deuchars J, Kasparov S Properties of solitary tract neurons receiving inputs from the sub-diaphragmatic vagus nerve. Neuroscience 95 141-153, 2000
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Pawelzik H, Bannister AP, Deuchars J, Ilia M, Thomson AM Modulation of bistratified cell IPSPs and basket cell IPSPs by pentobarbitone sodium, diazepam and Zn2+: dual recordings in slices of adult rat hippocampus. The European journal of neuroscience 11 3552-3564, 1999
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Corbett EK, Batten TF, Kaye JC, Deuchars J, McWilliam PN Labelling of rat vagal preganglionic neurones by carbocyanine dye DiI applied to the heart. Neuroreport 10 1177-1181, 1999
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Ali AB, Deuchars J, Pawelzik H, Thomson AM CA1 pyramidal to basket and bistratified cell EPSPs: dual intracellular recordings in rat hippocampal slices. The Journal of physiology 507 ( Pt 1) 201-217, 1998
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Thomson AM, Deuchars J Synaptic interactions in neocortical local circuits: dual intercellular recordings in vitro. Cerebral Cortex 7 510-522, 1997

Deuchars J, Thomson AM CA1 pyramid-pyramid connections in rat hippocampus in vitro: dual intracellular recordings with biocytin filling. Neuroscience 74 1009-1018, 1996
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Deuchars J, Thomson AM CAI pyramid-pyramid connections in rat hippocampus in vitro: dual intracellular recordings with biocytin filling Neuroscience 74(4) 1009-1018, 1996

Thomson AM, West DC, Hahn J, Deuchars J Single axon IPSPs elicited in pyramidal cells by three classes of interneurones in slices of rat neocortex. Journal of Physiology 496 (Pt. 1) 81-102, 1996

Thomson AM, Deuchars J, West DC Neocortical local synaptic circuitry revealed with dual intracellular recordings and biocytin-filling. Journal of physiology, Paris 90 211-215, 1996

Deuchars J, Thomson AM Innervation of burst firing spiny interneurons by pyramidal cells in deep layers of rat somatomotor cortex: paired intracellular recordings with biocytin filling. Neuroscience 69 739-755, 1995
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Thomson AM, West DC, Deuchars J Properties of single axon excitatory postsynaptic potentials elicited in spiny interneurons by action potentials in pyramidal neurons in slices of rat neocortex. Neuroscience 69 727-738, 1995
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Deuchars J, Thomson AM Single axon fast inhibitory postsynaptic potentials elicited by a sparsely spiny interneuron in rat neocortex. Neuroscience 65 935-942, 1995
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Deuchars J, West DC, Thomson AM Relationships between morphology and physiology of pyramid-pyramid single axon connections in rat neocortex in vitro. The Journal of physiology 478 Pt 3 423-435, 1994
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Thomson AM, Deuchars J Temporal and spatial properties of local circuits in neocortex. Trends in neurosciences 17 119-126, 1994
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Thomson AM, Deuchars J, West DC Large, deep layer pyramid-pyramid single axon EPSPs in slices of rat motor cortex display paired pulse and frequency-dependent depression, mediated presynaptically and self-facilitation, mediated postsynaptically. Journal of neurophysiology 70 2354-2369, 1993
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Thomson AM, Deuchars J, West DC Single axon excitatory postsynaptic potentials in neocortical interneurons exhibit pronounced paired pulse facilitation. Neuroscience 54 347-360, 1993
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Deuchars J, Thomson AM Synapses and receptors: a molecular perspective in honour of Professor E. A. Barnard. Trends in neurosciences 16 43-46, 1993

Izzo PN, Deuchars J, Spyer KM Localization of cardiac vagal preganglionic motoneurones in the rat: immunocytochemical evidence of synaptic inputs containing 5-hydroxytryptamine. The Journal of comparative neurology 327 572-583, 1993
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Dallas ML, Deuchars SA, Deuchars J Modulation of Potassium Ion Channel Proteins Utilising Antibodies In Potassium Channels Methods and Protocols
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