Contact: Christopher Thomas
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Caption: SNARE proteins (red, green and blue objects) are molecules found at most synapses throughout the body. They are known for their role in helping nerve cells send messages by releasing neurotransmitters. Dr. Wu and his colleagues used Botox and similar toxins to show that SNARES may also be important for retrieving synaptic message carriers.
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