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Growing dendrites

rh rh at nospam.com
Thu Jul 6 00:35:08 EST 2000

Bill Skaggs wrote:
>   Are you asking about the functional
> significance of changing spines, or the biochemical processes behind
> it?
>         -- Bill

Biochemical, please!

Basically, why do they get bigger because they're being used often?
What, chemically or otherwise, has happened in a dendrite to make it
grow?  Has it received a seperate chemical signal to do so, or is it
incidental to the first communication pasing through?


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