Synaptic Homeostasis on the Fast Track

Gregory T. Macleod, Konrad E. Zinsmaier

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Abstract

Synaptic homeostasis is a phenomenon that prevents the nervous system from descending into chaos. In this issue of Neuron, Frank et al. overturn the notion that synaptic homeostasis at Drosophila NMJs is a slow developmental process. They report that postsynaptic changes are offset within minutes by a homeostatic increase in neurotransmitter release that requires the presynaptic Ca2+ channel Cacophony.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-571
Number of pages3
JournalNeuron
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 22 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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