L. 3a ~ Synapse Formation

L 3a ~ Synapse Formation

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Unformatted text preview: ut one are eliminated and the survivor matures." Development of NMJ summarizes the events leading up to the synapse formation. KNOW! Neurofilaments" Ach receptors" Merged" newly formed synapses have a close apposition of pre- and postsynaptic membranes, referred to as a tight junction. Within the fi rst several hours, there are only s ubtle changes in morphology to indicate that s ynaptogenesis is underway. At fi rst growth c one loses its fi lopodia and forms a punctate c ontact that is unusually close to the postsynaptic membrane. This suggests that an adhesive interaction may be involved in the initial stages of synaptogenesis Motor neurons and muscle can assemble synaptic components on their own" there are three clear signs of synpatic specialization:...
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2013 for the course BIO 304 taught by Professor Wong during the Spring '12 term at Northwestern.

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