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Organization of brain complexity--synapse proteome form and function

Pocklington, Andrew, Armstrong, J. D. and Grant, S. G. N. 2006. Organization of brain complexity--synapse proteome form and function. Briefings in Functional Genomics and Proteomics 5 (1) , p. 66. 10.1093/bfgp/ell013

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Abstract

Proteomic study of the synapse has generated an extensive list of molecular components, revealing one of the most complex functional systems currently known to cell biology. While fundamental to neural information processing, behaviour and disease, the molecular organisation of the synapse and its relation to higher-level function has yet to be clearly understood. Neurotransmitter receptor complexes, such as the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor complex (NRC/MASC), are major components of the synaptic proteome. We have recently completed a detailed study of MASC, its functional organisation and involvement in behaviour and disease. This pointed to simple design principles underlying synaptic organisation. Drawing together the results of proteomic and analytical study, we sketch out a model for synaptic functional organisation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
ISSN: 1473-9550
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:41
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/82949

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