Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 3 March 2004
All-or-None No More
Brain cells mete out neurotransmitters
Abstract: "Reduce, reuse, recycle" isn't just an environmental mantra. According to a new study, it's standard procedure for some brain cells, which utilize the tiny sacs that carry neurotransmitters more than once. The work challenges the standard view that the sacs release their contents in one burst, a finding that might someday help researchers develop better treatments for illnesses in which neurotransmitter supplies plunge, such as Parkinson's disease.
Citation: M. Leslie, All-or-None No More. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (9), nf24 (2004).
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