Adolescent dopamine slows spine maturation

Dongmin Yin, Wencheng Xiong, Lin Mei

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A study now identifies an unexpected function of the D2 dopamine receptor in synapse maturation during a critical period in mice. The findings may have implications for the onset of schizophrenia in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1514-1516
Number of pages3
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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  • Neuroscience(all)


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