Because the excitatory synapses
that we are studying form their connections right after birth in humans, we think these specific pathways may even provide an opportunity for early intervention after birth," Soderling said.
Presynaptic protein complexin I is a marker of inhibitory synapses, and complexin II is a marker of excitatory synapses
We think that early maturation of these excitatory synapses
disrupts the timing of later developmental milestones.
Glutamate plays an integral role in neural pathways associated with learning and memory, perhaps affecting the movement of electrical signals across nearly 70 percent of the central nervous system's excitatory synapses
Think of the excitatory synapses
as a road network, with traffic being guided from A to B, and the inhibitory synapses as the matrix signs that regulate the traffic," explained research leader Christiaan Levelt.