Rapid dendritic movements during synapse formation and rearrangement

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2000 Feb;10(1):118-24. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(99)00059-8.


Major technical advances in the imaging of live cells have led to a recent flurry of studies demonstrating how dendrites remodel dynamically during development. Taken together with our current understanding of axonal development, these studies help provide a more unified picture of how neural circuits might be formed altered or maintained throughout life.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Movement*
  • Dendrites / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Nervous System / cytology*
  • Nervous System / growth & development
  • Signal Transduction
  • Synapses / physiology*