Contact: Christopher G. Thomas
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Caption: NIH scientists watched the inside of brain cell tubes, called microtubules, get tagged by a protein called TAT. Tagging is a critical process in the health and development of nerve cells.
Credit: Courtesy of the Roll-Mecak lab, NINDS, Bethesda, MD
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