Lazaro et al. demonstrate a decrease in synaptic inputs onto mPFC L2/3 pyramidal neurons of Cntnap2 KO mice, concurrent with reduced spines and synapses. These lead to perturbed network activity, with mPFC cells exhibiting reduced phase locking and altered preferred phases to slow LFP oscillations, which may underlie autism-related phenotypes.
- brain state
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)