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Nature Neuroscience volume 15, pages 16091611 (2012) | Download Citation

A study reconciling contradictory in vitro and in vivo data on neuroligins in synapse formation shows that cell-to-cell variability in neuroligin-1 levels, mediating competition for presynaptic inputs, regulates synapse density.

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  1. Stephanie L. Barrow and A. Kimberley McAllister are at the Center for Neuroscience, University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA.

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