Cell adhesion and homeostatic synaptic plasticity.

  title={Cell adhesion and homeostatic synaptic plasticity.},
  author={Agnes Thalhammer and Lorenzo A. Cingolani},
At synapses, pre- and post-synaptic cells get in direct contact with each other via cell adhesion molecules (CAMs). Several CAMs have been identified at the neuromuscular junction and at central synapses, where they regulate synaptic strength, by recruiting scaffolding proteins, neurotransmitter receptors and synaptic vesicles in response to the binding of counter-receptors across the synaptic cleft. Many synapses are also surrounded by astrocytic processes and embedded in conspicuous… CONTINUE READING


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