Slow axoplasmic transport: a fiction?

  title={Slow axoplasmic transport: a fiction?},
  author={Jaime {\'A}lvarez and Julia Torres},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={112 3},
Ribosomes have not been observed in axoplasm. This had led to the notions that the perikaryon is the only source of neuronal proteins and that the axoplasm is supplied by a (slow) transport mechanism. However, we question these two notions because they are unable to give an account of real neurones in accordance with the body of biological knowledge. We point out, for example, that the synthetic rate of perikarya or the life span of axoplasmic proteins should be beyond known ranges for animal… CONTINUE READING

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