Synapse formation: If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck

Cantallops, I., Cline, H. T. (September 2000) Synapse formation: If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck. Current Biology, 10 (17). R620-R623. ISSN 0960-9822

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10996085
DOI: 10.1016/S0960-9822(00)00663-1

Abstract

Neuroligin and neurexin form an intercellular adhesion complex sufficient to trigger formation of functional presynaptic elements in vitro. This single molecular interaction appears to initiate clustering of synaptic vesicles, assembly of vesicle release machinery and morphological changes at the presynaptic membrane.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: CELL-ADHESION NEUROTRANSMITTER SECRETION VESICLE EXOCYTOSIS ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE NEUROLIGIN-1 EXPRESSION NEUREXINS MOLECULE PROTEIN
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > sub-cellular tissues: types and functions > synapse
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell functions > synaptic plasticity
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > synaptogenesis
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Communities: CSHL labs > Cline lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: September 2000
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 21:23
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 21:23
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/29448

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