Stable mossy fiber long-term potentiation requires calcium influx at the granule cell soma, protein synthesis, and microtubule-dependent axonal transport.

The synapses formed by the mossy fiber (MF) axons of hippocampal dentate gyrus granule neurons onto CA3 pyramidal neurons exhibit an intriguing form of experience-dependent synaptic plasticity that is induced and expressed presynaptically. In contrast to most other CNS synapses, long-term potentiation (LTP) at the MF-CA3 synapse is readily induced even… CONTINUE READING