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Science 303 (5655): 179-181

Copyright © 2004 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Calcium and CREST for Healthy Dendrites

Gregory S. X. E. Jefferis, Takaki Komiyama, Liqun Luo

Neuroscientists have long pondered how neurons form their elegant arbors of dendrites. In their Perspective, Jefferis et al. discuss new work that identifies a calcium-responsive transcription co-activator called CREST as a key player in dendrite formation during development (Aizawa et al.).

The authors are in the Department of Biological Sciences and Neurosciences Program, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. E-mail: lluo{at}

Growth of Neurites toward Neurite- Neurite Contact Sites Increases Synaptic Clustering and Secretion and Is Regulated by Synaptic Activity.
J. Cove, P. Blinder, E. Abi-Jaoude, M. Lafreniere-Roula, L. Devroye, and D. Baranes (2006)
Cereb Cortex 16, 83-92
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