A New View for Protein Turnover in the Brain

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 15:02 in Biology & Nature

Scientists have provided the first evidence that lysosomes, specialized structures found in nearly every cell in your body, can travel to distant parts of neurons to branch-like areas known as dendrites. Lysosomes help keep brain balance by removing material, a key function that could be associated with disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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