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Backchat at the synapse

At synapses, nerve cells release neurotransmitters, which affect other nerve cells or muscles. Studies of how muscles in turn influence neurotransmitter release hint at how synapses adapt to changes in use.

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Figure 1: Retrograde signalling at the fruitfly neuromuscular junction.

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Salinas, P. Backchat at the synapse. Nature 425, 464–467 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/425464a

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