Neurexin regulates the survival of cerebellar granule cells independently of synapses. The findings shed new light on the mechanisms behind neurodevelopmental disorders like schizophrenia and ASD.
A study shows another family of proteins linked to neurodevelopmental disorders regulates the function of neuroligins and neurexins in order to suppress the development of inhibitory synapses.
Researchers describe the diversity of neurexin proteins which are essential in the creation of synapses.
A new study reveals insights into the pathological mechanisms that cause dysfunctional synapses.