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Neurophotonics • Open Access

Review on the role of AMPA receptor nano-organization and dynamic in the properties of synaptic transmission
Author(s): Benjamin Compans; Daniel Choquet; Eric Hosy

Paper Abstract

Receptor trafficking and its regulation have appeared in the last two decades to be a major controller of basal synaptic transmission and its activity-dependent plasticity. More recently, considerable advances in super-resolution microscopy have begun deciphering the subdiffraction organization of synaptic elements and their functional roles. In particular, the dynamic nanoscale organization of neurotransmitter receptors in the postsynaptic membrane has recently been suggested to play a major role in various aspects of synapstic function. We here review the recent advances in our understanding of alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-méthyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid subtype glutamate receptors subsynaptic organization and their role in short- and long-term synaptic plasticity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2016
PDF: 12 pages
3(4) 041811 doi: 10.1117/1.NPh.3.4.041811
Published in: Neurophotonics Volume 3, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin Compans, Univ. of Bordeaux (France)
Interdisciplinary Institute for NeuroScience (France)
Daniel Choquet, Univ. Bordeaux Segalen (France)
Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience (France)
Eric Hosy, Interdisciplinary Institute for NeuroScience (France)
Univ. Bordeaux Segalen (France)


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