Previously unknown molecule critical to synaptic transmission identified.
It is known that the neurons of the human brain communicate with each other through specialized structures called synapses. A synapse consists of a presynaptic terminal of one neuron and a postsynaptic terminal of another. The presynaptic terminal stores vesicles containing neurotransmitters, while the postsynaptic terminal contains neurotransmitter receptors. The amount and coordinated release of neurotransmitters regulates synaptic strength which is critical to maintain … Continue reading Previously unknown molecule critical to synaptic transmission identified.