Novel Protein, Staufen2 Important In Maintenance Of Nerve Synapses
Researchers from Max Plank Institute of Developmental Biology have uncovered some of the molecular mysteries associated with synaptic connections between the neurons, that represent the structural and functional unit of the brain. //
In simple terms, the junction between two neurons is refer...
Protein Found to Be Essential For Maintaining Nerve Health
...s carrying the 'blueprint' arrive at the location. staufen2
protein has been found to play a key role in this ...d Paolo Macchi have proved for the first time that staufen2
is important for the maintenance of synapses. We w...brain-specific double-stranded RNA binding protein staufen2
is required for dendritic spine morphogenesis.
How nerve cells stay in shape
...al for the maintenance of synapses: if the protein staufen2
is removed in a nerve cell, the cell loses a large... in the structure and function of synapses without staufen2
protein suggests that mRNA transport to synapses i...es are a considerable distance from the cell body. staufen2
protein is involved in this transport process.