Serotonin selectively inhibits growth cone motility and synaptogenesis of specific identified neurons.

@article{Haydon1984SerotoninSI,
  title={Serotonin selectively inhibits growth cone motility and synaptogenesis of specific identified neurons.},
  author={Philip Haydon and David P McCobb and Stanley B. Kater},
  journal={Science},
  year={1984},
  volume={226 4674},
  pages={561-4}
}
The motile activity of growth cones of specific identified neurons is inhibited by the neurotransmitter serotonin, although other identified neurons are unaffected. As a consequence, affected neurons are unable to form electrical synapses, whereas other neurons whose growth is unaffected can still interconnect. This result demonstrates that neurotransmitters can play a prominent role in regulating neuronal architecture and connectivity in addition to their classical role in neurotransmission. 

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