Navigation Links
Action of nerve cells

For proper functioning of the brain in humans and animals, the nerve cells must communicate with the neurons by releasing chemicals called neurotransmitters.

In a new study, biologists from Utah showed how a single protein plays an importnat role in preparing the nerve cells to send these chemical signals.

The experimented animals were paralyzed- unable to move, eat or// eliminate waste-when the Scientists crippled the protein UNC-13.

" All our thoughts and memories are coded by chemical connections in the brain", said Eric Jorgensen, Professor of Biology, Univerity of Utah . According to a new study Eric and his colleagues demonstrated that UNC-13 is necessary for helping another protein named syntaxin to send signals to the adjacent neurons.In a series of experiments, Jorgensen showed that without UNC-13, the syntaxin protein remins closed and cannot help the nerve cells to release neurotransmitters.Thus, the UNC-13 protein unfolds or opens the syntaxin protein so it can aid the release of neurotransmitter from one nerve cell to another.

When a human or other animal has any sensation- from feeling pain to hearing a sound or remembering something millions of neurons are sending signals in the form of neurotransmitters,Jorgensen said.The strength of a signal depends on the number of neurotransmitter filled membrane balloons released by each neuron.So the strength of memory depends on how well the UNC-13 protein helps to gather up the neurotransmitter filled balloons and release them from one cell to another, he stated.

Jorgensen said the research was aimed at understanding how the brain works, how information is stored and transmitted.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Herbs With Estrogen Action Aggravate Cancer Risk
2. Immunosuppressive Action Of Fungal Metabolite - Gliotoxin
3. Legal Action against Authority Regarding Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Diseas
4. Mode Of Action Of The Anti-Convulsant Valproate
5. Action Plan Against Drug Deaths Launched
6. Ramadoss to Take Severe Action against Fertility Clinics Conducting Stem Cell Therapy
7. UN Formulates Action Plan for Relief to Recovery in Quake-hit Areas of Pakistan
8. HIV Infected Body Parts Stolen: Biomedical Tissue Services To Face Legal Action
9. India to Implement National Action Plan against TB-HIV
10. Action Urged Against Fake Medicines
11. Supreme Court Warns Medicos of Contempt Action
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best Buy ... in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a purely ... make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating an ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health ... the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for ... popular and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong ... Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. ... to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... plastic surgery procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to ... known procedures, but also many of these less common operations such as calf and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. ... which develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable ... signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain ... Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new ... cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June ... MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June ... Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  ... Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic ... Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to ... of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: