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    1. Neuroscience

    Co-agonists differentially tune GluN2B-NMDA receptor trafficking at hippocampal synapses

    Joana S Ferreira et al.
    D-serine has a major role in the regulation of NMDA receptors not only contributing to its activation as the receptors co-agonist, but also by regulating specifically GluN2B-NMDA receptor trafficking and synaptic content at developing hippocampal synapses.
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    Distinct roles for extracellular and intracellular domains in neuroligin function at inhibitory synapses

    Quynh-Anh Nguyen et al.
    Electrophysiological recordings reveal domains within the extracellular and intracellular region of neuroligin important for specifying and carrying out its function at inhibitory synapses respectively.
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    Plasticity-dependent, full detonation at hippocampal mossy fiber–CA3 pyramidal neuron synapses

    Nicholas P Vyleta et al.
    Activity-dependent enhancement of transmitter release makes the hippocampal mossy fiber synapse a full detonator in rats.
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    Sub-synaptic, multiplexed analysis of proteins reveals Fragile X related protein 2 is mislocalized in Fmr1 KO synapses

    Gordon X Wang et al.
    The development of a novel, high throughput method for the sub-synaptic analysis of protein localization in molecularly classified synapse classes allows sub-compartment, multiplexed detection of proteins in synapses using wide-field microscopes.
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    Astrocytes contribute to synapse elimination via type 2 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor-dependent release of ATP

    Junhua Yang et al.
    Astrocytes regulate the pruning of excitatory synapses during early life through ATP signaling.
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    Nanodomain coupling explains Ca2+ independence of transmitter release time course at a fast central synapse

    Itaru Arai, Peter Jonas
    Ca2+ channels and release sensors at a fast central synapse are tightly coupled, which minimizes the effect of extracellular Ca2+ concentration on the timing of transmitter release.
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    Similar synapse elimination motifs at successive relays in the same efferent pathway during development in mice

    Shu-Hsien Sheu et al.
    A similar pattern of developmental synaptic refinement leads two consecutive synaptic relays to have the same organization suggesting that some general principle of neural organization is at play.
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    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.
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    Analysis of SUMO1-conjugation at synapses

    James A Daniel et al.
    Analyses using His6-HA-SUMO1 and SUMO1 KO mice indicate that SUMO1 modification of synaptic proteins is either absent or cannot be detected in brain and cultured neurons.
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    Silent synapses generate sparse and orthogonal action potential firing in adult-born hippocampal granule cells

    Liyi Li et al.
    Young neurons of the adult hippocampus are synaptically activated by a small group of non-overlapping afferent excitatory fibers, due to high synaptic gain and sparse connectivity, important for sparse and orthogonal coding during hippocampal information processing.