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Curr Biol. 2015 Jan 5;25(1):R38-41. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.11.029.

Neurobiology: all synapses are created equal.

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Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA. Electronic address: alberto.pereda@einstein.yu.edu.

Abstract

There are two main modalities of communication between neurons, known as electrical and chemical synaptic transmission. Despite striking differences in their underlying mechanisms, new evidence suggests that the formation of electrically and chemically mediated synapses is under common regulatory processes.

PMID:
25562298
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2014.11.029
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