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'Cargo' Traveling Through a Neuron

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Caption: Kinesin and dynein motors carrying the Alzheimer's protein APP travel on microtubule tracks in a single axon in the nerve of a fruit fly larva. This video shows the motors' normal behavior; when the level of presenilin was reduced in a study, the motors increased their velocity.

Credit: Shermali Gunawardena

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