Scientists discover new hitch to link nerve cell motors to their cargo

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 13:00 in Biology & Nature

from the blink of an eye to running a marathon¬ónerve cells transmit signals to muscle cells. To do that, nerve cells rely on tiny molecular motors to transport chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) that excite muscles cells into action. It's a complex process, which scientists are still trying to understand. A new study by Syracuse University researchers has uncovered an important piece of the puzzle.

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