Dimensions and density of dendritic spines from rat dentate granule cells based on reconstructions from serial electron micrographs.

@article{Trommald1997DimensionsAD,
  title={Dimensions and density of dendritic spines from rat dentate granule cells based on reconstructions from serial electron micrographs.},
  author={Mari Trommald and Gunn Hulleberg},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={377 1},
  pages={15-28}
}
In the hippocampus, most excitatory synapses are located on dendritic spines. It has been postulated that the geometry of spines and/or postsynaptic density (PSD) influences synaptic efficiency and may contribute to the expression of plastic processes such as learning or long-term potentiation (LTP). Based on three-dimensional reconstructions of dentate… CONTINUE READING