Not Just Actin? A Role for Dynamic Microtubules in Dendritic Spines

Peter Penzes*, Deepak P. Srivastava, Kevin M. Woolfrey

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Despite intense attention, the mechanisms regulating dendritic spine structure remain elusive. In this issue of Neuron, Jaworski and colleagues explore the morphological consequences of periodic spine incursions of dynamic microtubules and their associated protein, EB3. Microtubules, long thought to be absent from dendritic spines, are capable of controlling spine morphology, opening up a new line of investigation into mechanisms of spine plasticity and maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages3
JournalNeuron
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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