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Mathematical Modeling of Sustainable Synaptogenesis by Repetitive Stimuli Suggests Signaling Mechanisms In Vivo

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Example of dynamics of PAK4, LIMK, SSH, COFILIN (interval between stimuli = 720 min).

Red: PAK4; Green: LIMK; Blue: LIMK P; Purple: LIMK PP; Light blue: SSH; Brown: SSH P; Amber: COFILIN; Pink: COFILIN P. PAK4, LIMK, SSH and COFILIN are increased by external stimuli. Immediately after stimuli, LIMK decreases and LIMK PP increases by PAK4 and self-phosphorylation, SSH decreases and SSH P increases by PAK4 and then COFILIN decreases and COFILIN P increases by LIMK PP. Because the generation velocities of SSH and COFILIN are decreased by repetitive stimuli, the COFILIN level becomes very low after the third stimulation.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051000.g009