Emerging Roles of Filopodia and Dendritic Spines in Motoneuron Plasticity during Development and Disease

@inproceedings{Kanjhan2016EmergingRO,
  title={Emerging Roles of Filopodia and Dendritic Spines in Motoneuron Plasticity during Development and Disease},
  author={Refik Kanjhan and Peter G. Noakes and Mark C Bellingham},
  booktitle={Neural plasticity},
  year={2016}
}
Motoneurons develop extensive dendritic trees for receiving excitatory and inhibitory synaptic inputs to perform a variety of complex motor tasks. At birth, the somatodendritic domains of mouse hypoglossal and lumbar motoneurons have dense filopodia and spines. Consistent with Vaughn's synaptotropic hypothesis, we propose a developmental unified-hybrid… CONTINUE READING