Send to

Choose Destination
Science. 2000 May 19;288(5469):1254-7.

Role for rapid dendritic protein synthesis in hippocampal mGluR-dependent long-term depression.

Author information

Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Neuroscience, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA.


A hippocampal pyramidal neuron receives more than 10(4) excitatory glutamatergic synapses. Many of these synapses contain the molecular machinery for messenger RNA translation, suggesting that the protein complement (and thus function) of each synapse can be regulated on the basis of activity. Here, local postsynaptic protein synthesis, triggered by synaptic activation of metabotropic glutamate receptors, was found to modify synaptic transmission within minutes.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for HighWire
Loading ...
Support Center