Pu-Yun Shih

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Neurons are characterized by subcellular compartments, such as axons, dendrites and synapses, that have highly specialized morphologies and biochemical specificities. Cortactin-binding protein 2 (CTTNBP2), a neuron-specific F-actin regulator, has been shown to play a role in the regulation of dendritic spine formation and their maintenance. Here, we show(More)
Dendritic spines are the location of excitatory synapses in the mammalian nervous system and are neuron-specific subcellular structures essential for neural circuitry and function. Dendritic spine morphology is determined by the F-actin cytoskeleton. F-actin remodeling must coordinate with different stages of dendritic spinogenesis, starting from dendritic(More)
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