Modulation of neuronal competition by postsynaptic geometry in autonomic ganglia


Journal Article (Review)

The number of axons that innervate autonomic ganglion cells is the result of competition in early life between terminals contacting the same target cell. In maturity, a correlation between the number of inputs a cell receives and dendritic complexity implies that geometry modulates neuronal competition. These observations suggest a novel view of the role that dendrites play in neuronal development. © 1983.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Purves, D

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / C

Start / End Page

  • 10 - 16

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0166-2236

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0166-2236(83)90007-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus