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Dendritic spine and synapse morphological alterations induced by a neural cell adhesion molecule mimetic

Stewart, Michael; Popov, Victor; Medvedev, Nikolay; Gabbott, Paul; Corbett, Nicola; Kraev, Igor and Davies, Heather (2010). Dendritic spine and synapse morphological alterations induced by a neural cell adhesion molecule mimetic. In: Berezin, Vladimir ed. Structure and Function of the Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule NCAM. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 663. New York: Springer, pp. 373–383.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1170-4
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Abstract

The neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) is a membrane-associated glycoprotein expressed on the surface of neurons and glial cells and is also a member of the immunoglobin (Ig) superfamily. It promotes synaptogenesis, enhances presynaptic function, and facilitates synaptic plasticity in relation to learning and memory consolidation. This short review will focus on evidence of the role of NCAMs in synaptic plasticity and learning, and the ability of an NCAM mimetic to influence morphological changes in dendritic spines and synapses.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC
ISBN: 1-4419-1169-3, 978-1-4419-1169-8
Keywords: dendritic spine; PSD; 3D reconstruction; ultrastructure; NCAM-mimetic
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Science
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 20162
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2010 12:04
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 15:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20162
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