Dendritic spine schematic

8 Aug 2012
Dendritic spine

A schematic showing how calcium can activate both the enzyme PKC and a feedback loop of other chemical processes within the spine that magnify and extend the calcium signal. PKC in turn causes removal of receptors on the spine's surface, lessening its response to transmitter signals in the synapse.

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