Turning by asymmetric actin

Guo Li Ming

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Axon guidance requires local protein synthesis at the growth cone. Two new studies show that guidance cues induce asymmetric targeting and translation of β-actin (Actb) mRNA. Such asymmetry may be the mechanism that underlies growth cone turning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1201-1203
Number of pages3
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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