Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Physiol Rev. 2004 Jan;84(1):69-85.

Structural contributions to short-term synaptic plasticity.

Author information

1
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. mfriedman@hms.harvard.edu

Abstract

Synaptic ultrastructure is critical to many basic hypotheses about synaptic transmission. Various aspects of synaptic ultrastructure have also been implicated in the mechanisms of short-term plasticity. These forms of plasticity can greatly affect synaptic strength during ongoing activity. We review the evidence for how synaptic ultrastructure may contribute to facilitation, depletion, saturation, and desensitization.

PMID:
14715911
DOI:
10.1152/physrev.00016.2003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon
Loading ...
Support Center