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Shape-shifting at a cerebellar synapse allows submillisecond signaling

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Synaptic currents become faster with age. A new study uses electron microscopy, physiology and modeling to show that the progressive speeding of AMPA receptor–mediated synaptic currents during development results from changes in the structure of the synapse rather than the composition of postsynaptic receptors.

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  1. Dwight E. Bergles is at the Department of Neurobiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 725 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA. dbergles@jhmi.edu

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