The synapse is formed between a presynapse (which releases neurotransmitter) and the postsynapse (which transduces this chemical signal). Over the past decade, presynaptic dysfunction has emerged as a key mediator of a series of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. This special issue will highlight some of the important presynaptic molecules and mechanisms that are disrupted in these conditions and reveal potential routes for therapy.
Keywords: JNeurochem Special issue “Presynaptic Dysfunction and Disease”; calcium; neurodegeneration; neurodevelopmental disorder; neurotransmitter; presynapse; synaptic vesicle.
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