Seeing the Light: Insulin Receptors and the CNS

Leigh A. Needleman, A Kimberley Usrey

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Although insulin clearly affects brain function, the role of insulin receptor (IR) signaling in the establishment and function of circuits in vivo remains largely unknown. In this issue of Neuron, Chiu et al. show a role for IRs in regulating synapse density and dendritic plasticity required for visual responses in Xenopus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-655
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 12 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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