Severing and end-to-end annealing of neurofilaments in neurons.

Abstract

We have shown previously that neurofilaments and vimentin filaments expressed in nonneuronal cell lines can lengthen by joining ends in a process known as "end-to-end annealing." To test if this also occurs for neurofilaments in neurons, we transfected cultured rat cortical neurons with fluorescent neurofilament fusion proteins and then used photoconversion… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1221835110

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