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    1. Neuroscience

    Loss of Cdc42 leads to defects in synaptic plasticity and remote memory recall

    Il Hwan Kim et al.
    Conditional knockout of the small GTPase Cdc42 in excitatory neurons of the mouse forebrain leads to impaired long-term synaptic plasticity and impaired retrieval of remote memory.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Frontotemporal dementia mutant Tau promotes aberrant Fyn nanoclustering in hippocampal dendritic spines

    Pranesh Padmanabhan et al.
    Super-resolution imaging reveals that the microtubule-associated protein Tau regulates the Fyn kinase organisation in dendrites, and that the frontotemporal dementia mutant Tau promotes aberrant Fyn clustering, potentially leading to synaptic dysfunction.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Golgi-independent secretory trafficking through recycling endosomes in neuronal dendrites and spines

    Aaron B Bowen et al.
    Neurons use a non-canonical secretory network to deliver select proteins to postsynaptic sites in dendrites.
    1. Neuroscience

    Chronic 2P-STED imaging reveals high turnover of dendritic spines in the hippocampus in vivo

    Thomas Pfeiffer et al.
    Super-resolution STED microscopy is demonstrated for the first time in the deeply embedded mouse hippocampus in vivo, revealing direct evidence for an unprecedentedly high level of synapse remodeling in a brain structure closely associated with memory processing.
    1. Neuroscience

    Dendritic small conductance calcium-activated potassium channels activated by action potentials suppress EPSPs and gate spike-timing dependent synaptic plasticity

    Scott L Jones et al.
    The activation of small-conductance calcium-activated potassium channels in spines by action potentials regulates the induction of spike-timing dependent synaptic plasticity during low-frequency single action potential–EPSP pairing.
    1. Neuroscience

    Nanoconnectomic upper bound on the variability of synaptic plasticity

    Thomas M Bartol Jr et al.
    Spine heads on the same dendrite receiving input from the same axon are the same size.
    1. Neuroscience

    Dendritic nonlinearities are tuned for efficient spike-based computations in cortical circuits

    Balázs B Ujfalussy et al.
    Dendrites combine the inputs that they receive from other neurons using calculations that have been optimized for those particular input patterns.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Mitochondrial support of persistent presynaptic vesicle mobilization with age-dependent synaptic growth after LTP

    Heather L Smith et al.
    Three-dimensional electron microscopy (3DEM) demonstrates the dependence on presynaptic mitochondria for vesicle mobilization as dendritic spines are silently added at P15 or synapses are silently enlarged in adults after long-term potentiation.
    1. Neuroscience

    Functional clustering of dendritic activity during decision-making

    Aaron Kerlin et al.
    In motor cortex pyramidal neurons, diverse task-related signals are distributed throughout the dendritic arbor and compartmentalized by dendritic distance and branching.
    1. Neuroscience

    Dendritic spikes in hippocampal granule cells are necessary for long-term potentiation at the perforant path synapse

    Sooyun Kim et al.
    A novel mechanism of local plasticity in the distal dendrites of hippocampal granule cells.