Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 21 January 2004
Protein unexpectedly spurs brain cells to branch
Abstract: After enough beers, even the shyest bar patrons will tell their life stories to complete strangers. Brain cells also need chemical help to make connections. A new study reveals that an unlikely protein prompts brain cells to sprout extensions, a key step in making memories. The work could help researchers understand how neurons network and why these branches shrivel in some diseases.
Citation: M. Leslie, Getting Connected. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (3), nf10 (2004).
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