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Contact: Jaclyn Jansen
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Chandelier Cells Are Master Circuit Breakers in the Brain

Caption: Chandelier cells use their remarkable branching architecture to inhibit hundreds of excitatory neurons in the brain. CSHL researchers have identified two proteins that control the structure of chandelier cells, offering insight into how these cells are regulated.

Credit: Linda Van Aelst, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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