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A broad view of glutamate spillover

Nature Neuroscience volume 5, pages 291292 (2002) | Download Citation

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Glutamate released from one synapse can act at neighboring synapses. A new report shows that such 'spillover' enables synapses to cooperate in activating mutual neighbors.

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  1. The author is in the Synaptic Physiology Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, 36 Convent Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4066, USA. diamondj@ninds.nih.gov

    • Jeffrey S. Diamond

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