Structure Of Synaptic Connectors Solved
Researchers have a new picture of how neurons forge physical connections between one another in order to communicate. Establishing these connections is critical for proper brain function, and errors in the process are thought to be associated with autism and other disorders. The new understanding of the structure of the proteins that form this connection and mutations that can disrupt their interaction may help explain some forms of these disorders.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators Axel Brunger and Thomas S