Spatially patterned gradients of synaptic connectivity are established early in the developing retina
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine, 2205 McGaugh Hall, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
Journal of Biology 2008, 7:15 doi:10.1186/jbiol76Published: 9 June 2008
Retinal neurons receive input from other cells via synapses and the position of these synapses on the neurons reflects the retinal regions from which information is received. A new study in Neural Development establishes that the spatial distribution of excitatory synaptic inputs emerges at the onset of synapse formation rather than as a result of changes during neuronal reorganisation.