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A Chemical Master Equation Model for Synaptic Molecular Communication

  title={A Chemical Master Equation Model for Synaptic Molecular Communication},
  author={Sebastian Lotter and Maximilian Schafer and Robert Schober},
In synaptic molecular communication, the activation of postsynaptic receptors by neurotransmitters (NTs) is governed by a stochastic reaction-diffusion process and, hence, inherently random. It is currently not fully understood how this randomness impacts downstream signaling in the target cell and, ultimately, neural computation and learning. The statistical characterization of the reaction-diffusion process is difficult because the reversible bi-molecular reaction of NTs and receptors renders… 

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