Scrutinising the architecture of synaptic transmission 28th July 2016

For more than a century, neuroscientists have known that nerve cells talk to one another across the small gaps between them, a process known as synaptic transmission. Information is carried from one cell to the other by neurotransmitters such as glutamate, dopamine, and serotonin, which activate receptors on the receiving neuron to convey excitatory or inhibitory messages. But beyond this basic outline, the details of how this crucial aspect of brain function occurs have remained elusive.





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