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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A sex difference in the response of the rodent postsynaptic density to synGAP haploinsufficiency

    Tara L Mastro et al.
    Deletion of one copy of the postsynaptic density protein synGAP in rodents causes an increase in the level of the AMPA receptor auxiliary protein TARP in PSDs only in females.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A model for regulation by SynGAP-α1 of binding of synaptic proteins to PDZ-domain 'Slots' in the postsynaptic density

    Ward G Walkup IV et al.
    The α1 isoform of synGAP restricts the binding of AMPA-receptors and other regulatory proteins to PSD-95, and thus regulates synaptic strength.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    USP5/Leon deubiquitinase confines postsynaptic growth by maintaining ubiquitin homeostasis through Ubiquilin

    Chien-Hsiang Wang et al.
    Maintenance of ubiquitin homeostasis is essential for proper control of the size of postsynaptic density and the growth of specialized membrane structure.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Intramolecular domain dynamics regulate synaptic MAGUK protein interactions

    Nils Rademacher et al.
    Binding of ligands to PSD-95 PDZ domains induces a conformational change within the C-terminal domain module that enables differential binding to synaptic interactors.
    1. Cell Biology

    Brain-specific Drp1 regulates postsynaptic endocytosis and dendrite formation independently of mitochondrial division

    Kie Itoh et al.
    Genetic and cell biological analyses reveal a new role of Drp1 in postsynaptic endocytosis during brain development beyond mitochondrial division GTPase.
    1. Neuroscience

    Gjd2b-mediated gap junctions promote glutamatergic synapse formation and dendritic elaboration in Purkinje neurons

    Sahana Sitaraman et al.
    A protein that is a building block of intercellular bridges between neurons promotes their ability to grow dendrites and make synapses.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Ablation of SNX6 leads to defects in synaptic function of CA1 pyramidal neurons and spatial memory

    Yang Niu et al.
    SNX6 regulates the distribution of a protein called Homer1b/c to distal dendrites, enabling the latter to stabilize the synapses and thereby support memory formation.
    1. Neuroscience

    C. elegans neurons have functional dendritic spines

    Andrea Cuentas-Condori et al.
    Caenorhabditis elegans has bona fide dendritic spines, suggesting that the advantages of small model organisms, such as genetic manipulations and live-cell imaging, can be exploited to study dendritic spines.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Adult-born neurons modify excitatory synaptic transmission to existing neurons

    Elena W Adlaf et al.
    The formation of new neurons in the adult dentate gyrus causes a proportion of cortical neurons to transfer their existing connections to the newborn cells.

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