Upward synaptic scaling is dependent on neurotransmission rather than spiking

@article{Fong2015UpwardSS,
  title={Upward synaptic scaling is dependent on neurotransmission rather than spiking},
  author={Ming-fai Fong and Jonathan Paul Newman and Steve M. Potter and Peter Wenner},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2015},
  volume={6}
}
Homeostatic plasticity encompasses a set of mechanisms that are thought to stabilize firing rates in neural circuits. The most widely studied form of homeostatic plasticity is upward synaptic scaling (upscaling), characterized by a multiplicative increase in the strength of excitatory synaptic inputs to a neuron as a compensatory response to chronic reductions in firing rate. While reduced spiking is thought to trigger upscaling, an alternative possibility is that reduced glutamatergic… 
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