dendritic spine neck

Known as: neck, pedicle, spine neck 
Part of the dendritic spine that connects the dendritic shaft to the head of the dendritic spine. [GOC:nln]
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2014
Highly Cited
2014
Dendritic spines have been proposed to transform synaptic signals through chemical and electrical compartmentalization. However… (More)
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Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
Most excitatory inputs in the mammalian brain are made on dendritic spines, rather than on dendritic shafts. Spines… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Synapse function and plasticity depend on the physical structure of dendritic spines as determined by the actin cytoskeleton. We… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Dendritic spines have been proposed to function as electrical compartments for the active processing of local synaptic signals… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Dendritic spines receive most synaptic inputs in the forebrain. Their morphology, with a spine head isolated from the dendrite by… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Increases in cytosolic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) mediated by NMDA-sensitive glutamate receptors (NMDARs) are important for… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Dendritic spines receive most excitatory inputs in the CNS and compartmentalize calcium. Although the mechanisms of calcium… (More)
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Highly Cited
1988
Highly Cited
1988
We have used serial electron microscopy and 3-dimensional reconstructions of dendritic spines from Purkinje spiny branchlets of… (More)
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Highly Cited
1982
Highly Cited
1982
Electron microscopic studies of the dentate gyrus of the rat have revealed an apparent association between polyribosomes and… (More)
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1969
Highly Cited
1969
The structural variations which occur in the dendritic spines of pyramidal neurons of the somatic sensory cortex of the cat are… (More)
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