Publication in Cell reports "Active Zone Scaffold Protein Ratios Tune Functional Diversity across Brain Synapses"

Fulterer et al 2018 Cell Reports

Fulterer et al 2018 Cell Reports

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In Brief Fulterer et al. demonstrates that the scaffold proteins Bruchpilot and Syd-1 cluster (M)Unc13 release factor isoforms either close (BRP/Unc13A) or further away (Syd-1/Unc13B) from voltage-gated Ca2+ channels in the Drosophila olfactory system. These scaffold/release factor ‘‘modules’’ varied significantly between different synapse types, thereby tuning release features toward depression or facilitation

Highlights

  • Active zone scaffold proteins systematically differ between synapse types in Drosophila 
  • BRP localizes Unc13A 30–40 nm closer to voltage-gated Ca2+ channels than Syd-1 Unc13B
  • BRP/Unc13A dominates at fast, depressing, Syd-1/Unc13B at slow, facilitating synapses
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