Control of CNS synapse development by {gamma}-protocadherin-mediated astrocyte-neuron contact.


Recent studies indicate that astrocytes, whose processes enwrap synaptic terminals, promote synapse formation both by releasing soluble factors and through contact-dependent mechanisms. Although astrocyte-secreted synaptogenic factors have been identified, the molecules underlying perisynaptic astroctye-neuron contacts are unknown. Here we show that the… (More)
DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2818-09.2009


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