Synaptic Biochemistry

Synapses are essential for neuronal function. Synaptic loss and alterations are associated with sensory, motor, and cognitive impairments, and have been implicated in several neurodegenerative diseases. Here is the latest research on synaptic biochemistry.

January 21, 2022
Open Access

Gabaergic Interneurons in Early Brain Development: Conducting and Orchestrated by Cortical Network Activity.

Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Davide WarmAnne Sinning
January 21, 2022
Open Access

Tetraspanins as Potential Modulators of Glutamatergic Synaptic Function.

Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Amina BecicMichael Hollmann
January 21, 2022
Open Access

Endocannabinoid-Mediated Control of Neural Circuit Excitability and Epileptic Seizures.

Frontiers in Neural Circuits
Yuki Sugaya, Masanobu Kano
January 21, 2022

Receptive field structures for two celestial compass cues at the input stage of the central complex in the locust brain.

The Journal of Experimental Biology
Naomi TakahashiUwe Homberg
January 21, 2022

Magnesium sensing via LFA-1 regulates CD8+ T cell effector function.

Jonas LötscherChristoph Hess
January 19, 2022
Open Access

Neuron-specific protein network mapping of autism risk genes identifies shared biological mechanisms and disease relevant pathologies

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
N. MurtazaKarun Kar Singh
January 16, 2022

Hippocampal Cannabinoid 1 Receptors Are Modulated Following Cocaine Self-administration in Male Rats.

Molecular Neurobiology
David De Sa NogueiraKatia Befort
January 15, 2022

The preference for sugar over sweetener depends on a gut sensor cell.

Nature Neuroscience
Kelly L BuchananDiego V Bohórquez
January 14, 2022

Present and future antipsychotic drugs: a systematic review of the putative mechanisms of action for efficacy and a critical appraisal under a translational perspective.

Pharmacological Research : the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Andrea de BartolomeisMarco Andrea Riva
January 14, 2022

Role of miRNAs in diabetic neuropathy: mechanisms and possible interventions.

Molecular Neurobiology
Prabhsimran KaurAnjana Munshi
January 13, 2022

Optimization of application-driven development of in vitro neuromuscular junction models.

Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
Julie B StricklandEmilia A Solomon
January 12, 2022
Open Access

Covering the Role of PGC-1α in the Nervous System.

Zuzanna KuczynskaLeonora Buzanska
January 10, 2022

Inhibition of TRPM2 by AG490 Is Neuroprotective in a Parkinson's Disease Animal Model.

Molecular Neurobiology
Ana Flávia Fernandes FerreiraLuiz Roberto Britto
January 11, 2022
Open Access

Cholinesterases in Tripartite Neuromuscular Synapse.

Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Konstantin A PetrovEric Krejci

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