Drosophila Dscam Proteins Regulate Postsynaptic Specificity at Multiple-Contact Synapses

@article{Millard2010DrosophilaDP,
  title={Drosophila Dscam Proteins Regulate Postsynaptic Specificity at Multiple-Contact Synapses},
  author={S Sean Millard and Zhiyuan Lu and S Lawrence Zipursky and Ian A. Meinertzhagen},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2010},
  volume={67},
  pages={761-768}
}
In both vertebrate and invertebrate visual systems, neurons form multiple-contact synapses at which a single presynaptic site releases neurotransmitter upon a discrete combination of different postsynaptic cells. Recognition mechanisms underlying the assembly of such synapses are not known. In Drosophila, photoreceptor terminals form tetrad synapses that… CONTINUE READING