The Message and the Messenger: Delivering RNA in Neurons

Science's STKE  02 Apr 2002:
Vol. 2002, Issue 126, pp. pe16
DOI: 10.1126/stke.2002.126.pe16

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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.

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