Neurobiology: all synapses are created equal

Curr Biol. 2015 Jan 5;25(1):R38-41. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.11.029.

Abstract

There are two main modalities of communication between neurons, known as electrical and chemical synaptic transmission. Despite striking differences in their underlying mechanisms, new evidence suggests that the formation of electrically and chemically mediated synapses is under common regulatory processes.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins / physiology*
  • Nervous System / growth & development*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Synapses / physiology*

Substances

  • Nerve Tissue Proteins