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Curr Biol. 2006 May 23;16(10):R373-6.

Wiring specificity: axon-dendrite matching refines the olfactory map.

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Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK. gsxej2@cam.ac.uk

Abstract

In Drosophila, about 50 classes of olfactory receptor neurons enter the brain where their axons form highly specific synapses with the dendrites of identified partner neurons. A recent study has shown that genetic manipulations that shift the position of one class of postsynaptic dendrites can cause an exact corresponding shift in the location of their partner axons.

PMID:
16713948
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2006.04.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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