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Selecting synaptic partners: GRASPing the role of UNC-6/netrin

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, June 2011
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Selecting synaptic partners: GRASPing the role of UNC-6/netrin
Published in
BMC Biology, June 2011
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-9-43
Pubmed ID

QueeLim Ch'ng


Forming synaptic connections of the appropriate strength between specific neurons is crucial for constructing neural circuits to control behavior. A recent paper in Neural Development describes the use of a synapse-specific label in Caenorhabditis elegans to implicate local UNC-6/netrin signaling in this developmental process. Thus, as well as their well known roles in cell migration and axon guidance, UNC-6/netrin signals distinguish an appropriate synaptic partner from other potential targets.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 21%
Brazil 1 5%
Unknown 14 74%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 32%
Other 3 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 16%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Professor 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 42%
Neuroscience 5 26%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 16%

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