A role for the spine apparatus in LTP and spatial learning.

@article{Jedlicka2008ARF,
  title={A role for the spine apparatus in LTP and spatial learning.},
  author={Peter Jedlicka and Andreas Vlachos and Stephan W. Schwarzacher and Thomas Deller},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2008},
  volume={192 1},
  pages={12-9}
}
Long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic strength is a long-lasting form of synaptic plasticity that has been linked to information storage. Although the molecular and cellular events underlying LTP are not yet fully understood, it is generally accepted that changes in dendritic spine calcium levels as well as local protein synthesis play a central role. These two processes may be influenced by the presence of a spine apparatus, a distinct neuronal organelle found in a subpopulation of… CONTINUE READING