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Synaptc transmission: excitatory autapses find a function?

Bekkers, John

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An autapse is a synapse between a neuron and itself, a peculiar structure with an unclear function. A new study suggests that excitatory autapses contribute to a positive-feedback loop that maintains persistent electrical activity in neurons.

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24276
Source: Current Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.02.010

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