mossy fiber


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mossy fiber

An excitatory axon from outside the cerebellum that synapses in the granular layer of the cerebellar cortex. Mossy fiber terminals are the central elements in complex synaptic formations that include dendrites of granular neurons and neurites of Golgi cells.
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Trans-synaptic Eph receptor-ephrin signaling in hippocampal mossy fiber LTP.
cAMP contributes to mossy fiber LTP by initiating both a covalently mediated early phase and macromolecular synthesis-dependent late phase.
Hippocampal mossy fiber LTP is independent of postsynaptic calcium.