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Cell adhesion molecules in synapse formation

Washbourne, Philip and Dityatev, Alexander and Scheiffele, Peter and Biederer, Thomas and Weiner, Joshua A. and Christopherson, Karen S. and El-Husseini, Alaa. (2004) Cell adhesion molecules in synapse formation. Journal of neuroscience, Vol. 24, H. 42. pp. 9244-9249.

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Abstract

Neuronal transmission relies on signals transmitted through a vast array of excitatory and inhibitory neuronal synaptic connections. How do axons communicate with dendrites to build synapses, and what molecules regulate this interaction? There is a wealth of evidence suggesting that cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) provide much of the information required for synapse formation. This review highlights the molecular mechanisms used by CAMs to regulate presynaptic and postsynaptic differentiation.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Neurobiology > Cell Biology (Scheiffele)
UniBasel Contributors:Scheiffele, Peter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Society for Neuroscience
ISSN:0270-6474
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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