Spectrins in developing rat hippocampal cells.

We studied the spectrins in developing hippocampal tissue in vivo and in vitro to learn how they contribute to the organization of synaptic and extrasynaptic regions of the neuronal plasma membrane. beta-Spectrin, but not beta-fodrin or alpha-fodrin, increased substantially during postnatal development in the hippocampus, where it was localized in neurons… CONTINUE READING