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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 11 February 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 6, p. nf17
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.6.nf17]


Cell Death, Start to Finish

Nitric oxide and zinc cooperate to demolish overexcited neurons

R. John Davenport

Abstract: A panorama gives a wide view that a series of snapshots only suggests, and a new study provides such a perspective on how two signaling molecules kill neurons. The work brings into focus the roles of nitric oxide and zinc in strangling overexcited brain cells. It might help researchers in their efforts to prevent brain damage associated with several age-related conditions.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Cell Death, Start to Finish. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (6), nf17 (2004).

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