gephyrin


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ge·phy·rin

(je-fir'in), [MIM*603930]
A protein in the ataxia telangiectasia mutation-related family, essential for glycine receptor clustering on neuronal membranes.

ge·phy·rin

(je-fir'in)
A protein in the ataxia telangiectasia mutation-related family, essential for glycine receptor clustering on neuronal membranes.
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31) Gephyrin is a major scaffolding molecule of inhibitory postsynaptic specialization.
Burkarth N, Kriebel M, Kranz EU, Volkmer H, 2007, Neurofascin regulates the formation of gephyrin clusters and their subsequent translocation to the axon hillock of hippocampal neurons.
Regulation of synaptic strength involves lateral diffusion of GABAARs into and out of synapses, endocytic downregulation followed by either degradation or membrane re-insertion, and altering the size of gephyrin clusters.
39] Antibodies directed against gephyrin, a post-synaptic cytosolic vesicle protein, may also be produced.
120] A study by Chhatwal and colleagues, [121] found that gephyrin (which regulates GABAergic neurotransmission by clustering GABAA receptors at the synapse) is unregulated after extinction training but down-regulated after fear acquisition, confirming the role of GABAA receptors in both fear acquisition and extinction.