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Sci. STKE, 2 April 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 126, p. pe16
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.2002.126.pe16]


The Message and the Messenger: Delivering RNA in Neurons

Kenneth S. Kosik* and Anna M. Krichevsky

Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Abstract: Synaptic plasticity results in enduring changes in synaptic function. Localized protein synthesis is part of this process. Kosik and Krichevsky describe how a dynamic macromolecular structure, the RNA granule, may be a key element contributing to changes in protein production leading to synaptic plasticity.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: kosik{at}

Citation: K. S. Kosik, A. M. Krichevsky, The Message and the Messenger: Delivering RNA in Neurons. Sci. STKE 2002, pe16 (2002).

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