Development of motoneuron electrical properties and motor output
Baines, Richard A.. (2006) Development of motoneuron electrical properties and motor output. International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 75 . pp. 91-103. ISSN 0074-7742Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0074-7742(06)75005-X
This chapter discusses a series of studies that apply whole-cell patch clamp recordings to embryonic Drosophila motoneurons in vivo. These studies not only chart the electrical development of these neurons, from the first onset of electrical activity to maturity, but also show that synaptogenesis and synaptic plasticity in the central nervous system (CNS) are reliant on mechanisms remarkably similar to those that operate at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Postembryonic development of the NMJ is critically dependent on both the relative levels and localization of the cell adhesion molecule FasciclinII (FasII). Technical advances make possible the application of relatively sophisticated electrophysiology to the CNS of Drosophila embryos and larvae. The comparatively few studies that have applied such techniques provide compelling evidence to show that the development of central motoneurons, together with the molecular mechanisms that govern synaptic growth and plasticity, are remarkably similar to those already shown to operate at the NMJ.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Review of Neurobiology|
|Book Title:||The Fly Neuromuscular Junction: Structure and Function Second Edition|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 91-103|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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