Protein Degradation by the Proteasome in Neurons (image) Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry Share Print E-Mail Caption The proteasomes (grey) of the nerve cell (neuron) are equipped with the regulatory particles at their ends. These structures change their shape depending on whether they have bound (red) proteins which have to be degraded (green) or not (blue). Credit Figure: Shoh Asano / Copyright: MPI of Biochemistry Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.