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    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

    Synaptic transmission and plasticity require AMPA receptor anchoring via its N-terminal domain

    Jake F Watson et al.
    The positioning of AMPA-type glutamate receptors at synapses – a requirement for effective neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity – is orchestrated by their extracellular, N-terminal domain.
    1. Neuroscience

    Synaptic plasticity and cognitive function are disrupted in the absence of Lrp4

    Andrea M Gomez et al.
    Lrp4 mutant mice display profound deficits in cognitive tasks that assess learning and memory with disruptions in the subcellular organization of synaptic inputs and synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus.
    1. Neuroscience

    UBE3A-mediated p18/LAMTOR1 ubiquitination and degradation regulate mTORC1 activity and synaptic plasticity

    Jiandong Sun et al.
    A new mechanism linking lysosomes to mTOR regulation and synaptic plasticity involves p18 ubiquitination by Ube3a, and underlies some of the pathology observed in Angelman syndrome.
    1. Neuroscience

    Early structural and functional plasticity alterations in a susceptibility period of DYT1 dystonia mouse striatum

    Marta Maltese et al.
    Structural and functional striatal synaptic plasticity abnormalities occur early in a sensitive developmental period, representing a potential unique endophenotypic traits that increase the risk of manifesting clinical symptoms in DYT1 mutation carriers.
    1. Neuroscience

    The AMPA receptor-associated protein Shisa7 regulates hippocampal synaptic function and contextual memory

    Leanne J M Schmitz et al.
    Shisa7 is a bona-fide AMPAR modulatory protein affecting channel kinetics of hippocampal AMPARs, and is necessary for synaptic plasticity and memory recall.
    1. Neuroscience

    Learning place cells, grid cells and invariances with excitatory and inhibitory plasticity

    Simon Nikolaus Weber, Henning Sprekeler
    A large variety of spatial representations implied in rodent navigation could arise robustly and rapidly from inputs with a weak spatial structure, by an interaction of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic plasticity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Targeted deletion of AKAP7 in dentate granule cells impairs spatial discrimination

    Brian W Jones et al.
    The PKA anchoring protein, AKAP7, localizes PKA in dentate granule mossy fibers and this localization plays an important role in contextual discrimination and cAMP-induced synaptic plasticity.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Cell type-specific pharmacology of NMDA receptors using masked MK801

    Yunlei Yang et al.
    The small molecule NMDA-receptor antagonist MK801 has been genetically targeted to specific cell types in brain tissue to examine the role of NMDA receptors in cocaine-induced synaptic plasticity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mechanisms underlying sharpening of visual response dynamics with familiarity

    Sukbin Lim
    Changes in neural response dynamics observed with visual learning provide a novel means to dissect synaptic plasticity and its interplay with slow negative feedback via firing rate adaptation.