Gvilia I, Turner A, McGinty D, Szymusiak R. Preoptic area neurons and the homeostatic regulation of rapid eye movement sleep. J Neurosci. 2006;26:3037-44 pubmed
..those rats exhibiting the most frequent attempts to enter REM sleep. This finding provides the first evidence that activation of subsets of MnPN and vlPOA neurons is more strongly related to REM sleep pressure than to REM sleep amount. ..
Gvilia I, Xu F, McGinty D, Szymusiak R. Homeostatic regulation of sleep: a role for preoptic area neurons. J Neurosci. 2006;26:9426-33 pubmed
..Our findings define potential roles for MnPN and vlPOA GABAergic neurons in homeostatic aspects of sleep regulation. ..