The evolving roles of axonally synthesized proteins in regeneration.

@article{Willis2006TheER,
  title={The evolving roles of axonally synthesized proteins in regeneration.},
  author={Dianna E Willis and Jeffery L Twiss},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={111-8}
}
Work emerging during the past decade has shown that axons, similar to dendrites, are capable of autonomously generating new proteins through translation of localized mRNAs. Even in mammals, neurons maintain the ability to target mRNAs and translational machinery into the axonal compartment well into adulthood. The biological functions of axonal protein… CONTINUE READING