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Publication Date

1-1-2011

Abstract

Forming synaptic connections of the appropriate strength between specific neurons is crucial for constructing neural circuits to control behavior. A recent paper in Neural Development describes the use of a synapse-specific label in Caenorhabditis elegans to implicate local UNC-6/netrin signaling in this developmental process. Thus, as well as their well known roles in cell migration and axon guidance, UNC-6/netrin signals distinguish an appropriate synaptic partner from other potential targets.

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This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License. The publisher's version of the article may be found online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1741-7007-9-43.

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