Electrical synapses and their functional interactions with chemical synapses

  title={Electrical synapses and their functional interactions with chemical synapses},
  author={A. Pereda},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • A. Pereda
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • Brain function relies on the ability of neurons to communicate with each other. Interneuronal communication primarily takes place at synapses, where information from one neuron is rapidly conveyed to a second neuron. There are two main modalities of synaptic transmission: chemical and electrical. Far from functioning independently and serving unrelated functions, mounting evidence indicates that these two modalities of synaptic transmission closely interact, both during development and in the… CONTINUE READING
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