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Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development$
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W. Maxwell Cowan, Thomas M. Jessell, and S. Lawrence Zipursky

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195111668

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.001.0001

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Synapse formation: a molecular perspective

Synapse formation: a molecular perspective

(p.179) 5 Synapse formation: a molecular perspective
Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

Joshua R. Sanes

Richard H. Scheller

Oxford University Press

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

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