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Synapse formation: a molecular perspective

Joshua R. Sanes and Richard H. Scheller

in Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780195111668
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865833 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.003.0005
 Synapse formation: a molecular perspective

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This chapter reviews recent molecular analyses of neuromuscular synaptogenesis, focusing on vertebrate synapses. It summarizes the extensive histological and electrophysiological studies have provide the foundation and context for the molecular studies. It discusses synapse elimination and reorganization in the context of the visual system in Chapter 15 of this book.

Keywords: neuromuscular synaptogenesis; synapse elimination; synapse reorganization; postsynaptic differentiation; nerve terminal

Chapter.  19609 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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