Activity-dependent regulation of dendritic growth and patterning

@article{Wong2002ActivitydependentRO,
  title={Activity-dependent regulation of dendritic growth and patterning},
  author={Rachel Oi Lun Wong and Anirvan Ghosh},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={3},
  pages={803-812}
}
One of the most remarkable features of the developing brain is its ability to undergo structural change in response to experience. Among the cellular elements that show this kind of plasticity are dendrites, which are the components that receive and process synaptic information. Recent observations indicate that calcium signalling in neurons can regulate dendritic growth and remodelling by several mechanisms, and these mechanisms are likely to be key mediators of structural plasticity in the… CONTINUE READING
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