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Guardians of the Synapse

News   Mar 15, 2019 | Original Press Release from the Salk Institute

 
Guardians of the Synapse

Left: Mouse nerves show tight bundling and orderly patterning facilitated by normal Schwann cells. Middle: Nerves without Schwann cells but with acetylcholine experience degeneration from the blood-clotting protein thrombin. Right: Nerves lacking both Schwann cells and acetylcholine are unable to individually bundle axons but do not undergo axon degeneration. Credit: Salk Institute

 
 
 

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