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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2000 Dec;10(6):683-90.

The role of short-term synaptic dynamics in motor control.

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Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, University Heights Newark, Newark, NJ 07102, USA. farzan@njit.edu

Abstract

During the past few years, much attention has been given to the role of short-term synaptic plasticity, in particular depression and facilitation, in sculpting network activity. A recent study shows that synaptic depression in rhythmic motor networks could switch the control of network frequency from intrinsic neuronal properties to the synaptic dynamics. Short-term synaptic plasticity is also involved in the stabilization and reconfiguration of motor circuits and in the initiation, maintenance and modulation of motor programs.

PMID:
11240276
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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