Synapse Turnover: A Mechanism for Acquiring Synaptic Specificity
In previous studies on synapse formation, "chick embryo retina neurons were shown to form synapses rapidly with striated
muscle cells" but were transient and eventually disappeared. This report uses striated muscle cells to define the number
of neurons that are able to form synapses at different stages of development and suggests that both correct and incorrect
synapses are formed during normal embryonic development, with correctly matched synapses being retained.
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1978-05 (May 1978)
Ruffolo, Robert R. Jr
Eisenbarth, George S.
Thompson, Jeffrey M.
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Periodical: Ruffolo, Robert R. Jr, George S. Eisenbarth, Jeffrey M. Thompson, and Marshall W. Nirenberg. "Synapse Turnover: A Mechanism
for Acquiring Synaptic Specificity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 75,
5 (May 1978): 2281-2285. Article. 5 Images.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Reproduced with permission of Marshall W. Nirenberg.