Figure 8. Abl regulates the form and function of synapses.

Figure 8

Abl regulates the form and function of synapses. A) Abl and Arg localize to vertebrate central excitatory synapses where glutamatergic terminals (white with synaptic vesicles) contact dendritic spines (grey with postsynaptic density). B) Abl kinase activity is also required at the vertebrate neuromuscular junction. A cholinergic synapse forms between motor axons and muscle fibers where Acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) cluster on the muscle surface at points of nerve contact.

From: Abelson Family Protein Tyrosine Kinases and the Formation of Neuronal Connectivity

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