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Synaptic bistability due to nucleation and evaporation of receptor clusters

Abstract:

We introduce a bistable mechanism for long-term synaptic plasticity based on switching between two metastable states that contain significantly different numbers of synaptic receptors. One state is characterized by a two-dimensional gas of mobile interacting receptors and is stabilized against clustering by a high nucleation barrier. The other state contains a receptor gas in equilibrium with a large cluster of immobile receptors, which is stabilized from growing further by the turnover rate ...

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2011-01-01
URN:
uuid:5258355b-c4bf-46ad-afdb-14a40cd921c3
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oai:eprints.maths.ox.ac.uk:1414

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