Decoding the Neuronal Tower of Babel

  title={Decoding the Neuronal Tower of Babel},
  author={Chris J. McBain},
  pages={482 - 483}
  • C. McBain
  • Published 26 October 2012
  • Biology
  • Science
Identification of a postsynaptic protein in the hippocampus reveals how neurotransmitter release from one neuron is tailored to different target cells. Individual neurons in the mammalian central nervous system communicate with their downstream targets by means of subcellular specializations in their axon. Arranged like pearls on a necklace, these presynaptic terminals enable the rapid release of neurotransmitter in response to an electrical action-potential wave front that travels from the… 
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