The Neuromuscular Junction: The Supple Synapse: An Affair That Remembers

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Science  15 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5290, pp. 1102-1103
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5290.1102

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In a recent flurry of work, researchers have found that some of the same genes and proteins involved in the development of the nervous system also participate in the remodeling of the synapses between nerve and muscle cells. The work may shed light on such fundamental issues in neurobiology as how synapses are strengthened during learning.