A new view for protein turnover in the brain

20:00 EDT 6 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(University of California - San Diego) Scientists at UC San Diego have provided the first evidence that lysosomes, specialized structures found in nearly every cell in your body, can travel to distant parts of neurons to branch-like areas known as dendrites. Lysosomes help keep balance in the brain by removing material that is no longer needed, a key function that could be associated with disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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