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Signals that make waves

Neurons in the brain release proteins called neurotrophins, which bind to glial cells and unleash a wave of calcium ions inside them. This could be the missing link in a communication circuit between glia and neurons.

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Figure 1: A multifunctional receptor.

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Reichardt, L. Signals that make waves. Nature 426, 25–26 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/426025a

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