Presynaptic function in health and disease.

  title={Presynaptic function in health and disease.},
  author={Clarissa L Waites and Craig C. Garner},
  journal={Trends in neurosciences},
  volume={34 6},
Neurons communicate with one another at specialized contact sites called synapses, composed of pre- and postsynaptic compartments. Presynaptic compartments, or 'boutons', signal to the postsynaptic compartment by releasing chemical neurotransmitter in response to incoming electrical impulses. Recent studies link defects in the function of presynaptic… CONTINUE READING