The Great Escape of Glutamate from the Depth of Presynaptic Invaginations

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The basal pole of a cone photoreceptor is in close contact with hundreds of bipolar cell dendrites. The function and properties of these unconventional junctions are a long-standing mystery. In this issue of Neuron, DeVries and colleagues provide compelling evidence that glutamate release from a single quanta can diffuse to distant AMPA/KA receptors on these basal junctions to generate slow mEPSCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-671
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006


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  • Neuroscience(all)

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