synapse

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the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle

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2012) LIS1-dependent retrograde translocation of excitatory synapses in developing interneuron dendrites.
The role of synaptic plasticity at excitatory synapses is established for such adaptations.
When enough excitatory synapses are activated simultaneously, the neuron conducts a regenerative electrical wave of depolarization along its axon.
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.
The excitatory synapses show both synaptic active sites and postsynaptic densities, as can be observed in Fig.
Presynaptic protein complexin I is a marker of inhibitory synapses, and complexin II is a marker of excitatory synapses.
Lewis believes that these changes occur because axon terminals containing excitatory synapses are eliminated during puberty.
The results we obtain will be useful to rationally interfere with excitatory synapses in the brain and may therefore help the development of therapies.