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Curr Biol. 2014 Aug 4;24(15):R697-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.06.030.

Synaptic plasticity: Astrocytes wrap it up.

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Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, 10010 North Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. Electronic address: nallen@salk.edu.

Abstract

In the brain, astrocytes dynamically interact with neuronal synapses via fine processes. New data show that, in response to synaptic plasticity stimuli, astrocyte processes rapidly move towards and enwrap active synapses, aiding in the stabilization and maintenance of active connections.

PMID:
25093563
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2014.06.030
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