Neuronal Homeostasis: Does Form Follow Function or Vice Versa?

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Nerve cells adjust their electrical excitability and the overall strength of synaptic connections to maintain their functional identity. A recent study suggests that they may also regulate dendritic branch patterns to compensate for the variability of synaptic contacts and help ensure appropriate connectivity in the brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R64-R67
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 27 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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