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Keeping a lid on it

Nature volume 511, pages 297298 (17 July 2014) | Download Citation

The protein Npas4 dampens activated excitatory brain circuits by recruiting inhibitory signals to excitatory neurons. It emerges that this protein has the opposite role in some inhibitory neurons, promoting their activity.

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  1. Gina Turrigiano is in the Department of Biology, Center for Complex Systems, and at the Center for Behavioral Genomics, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA.

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