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The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) of body wall muscles of Drosophila larvae is an easily accessible glutamatergic synapse. The power of Drosophila classical and molecular genetics can be employed to study assembly and function of this synapse. In parallel with work on vertebrate brain synapses we are studying the molecular organization of the fly's NMJ.
Synaptic boutons of a 3rd instar larval neuromuscular junction. The motoneuron is visualized by HRP staining (green). Boutons are immunostained with antibodies against the postsynaptic proteins Dlg (red) and Dlin-7 (magenta). Muscle cell nuclei are visualized by DAPI staining (light blue).
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