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Hoon, M; Bauer, G; Fritschy, J M; Moser, T; Falkenburger, B H; Varoqueaux, F (2009). Neuroligin 2 controls the maturation of GABAergic synapses and information processing in the retina. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(25):8039-8050.

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Abstract

In the present study, we investigated the role of Neuroligin 2 (NL2) in synaptic transmission and network function using the mouse retina as a model circuit. We show that NL2 is preferentially located at GABAergic rather than glycinergic or glutamatergic postsynapses. The absence of NL2 from the retina resulted in a severe reduction of GABA(A) receptor clustering, and in subtle alterations of the retinal circuitry. Light processing was impaired accordingly, and retinal ganglion cells, the output neurons of the retina, showed increased basal activity and altered coding of visual information. Together, our data indicate that NL2 is essential for the functional integrity of GABAergic signaling and as a consequence, for information processing in the retina.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:24 June 2009
Deposited On:05 Oct 2009 11:35
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 21:46
Publisher:Society for Neuroscience
ISSN:0270-6474
Additional Information:Holder of copyright: The Society for Neuroscience
Publisher DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0534-09.2009
PubMed ID:19553444
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 30
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