Diving Deep into Synaptic Transmission
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 743
Interests: presynaptic active zones; receptor channels; electrophysiology; super-resolution imaging; high-pressure freezing
2. Department of Orthopedic Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital of Würz-burg, 97080 Würzburg, Germany
Interests: active zone; neurotransmission; synaptic plasticity; localization microscopy; traumatic brain injury
Chemical synaptic transmission is currently probed using electrophysiology, pharmacology, (cryogenic) electron and super-resolution light microscopy, and a spectrum of genetically encoded sensors and effectors. Model organisms such as worms, flies and mice are utilized; however, neurons derived from human stem cells have also been increasingly used. Synaptic structure, function and the mechanisms of synaptic differentiation and plasticity during development or aging are central topics. Furthermore, distinct activity states of synapses can be imaged with temporal resolution of milliseconds and at spatial resolution of nanometers. In addition, investigations of disease mechanisms have gained momentum. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of the most recent advancements in this field by bringing together researchers and publishing their latest studies and discoveries.
Prof. Dr. Manfred Heckmann
Dr. Mila Marie Paul
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- presynaptic active zone
- release site
- synaptic cleft
- postsynaptic density
- super-resolution imaging