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Contact: Christopher Thomas
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Nerve Cell Power Plant Dancing

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Caption: Here is a video of mitochondrial power plants (red) passing by synaptic boutons (green) as they move through a nerve cell axon. The Sheng lab showed that their movement helps control the voice tone nerve cells use to communicate with each other.

Credit: Courtesy of the Sheng laboratory, NINDS, Bethesda, Md.

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