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Alternative energy for neuronal motors

Neurons use molecular motors to power the transport of cargoes along their axonal extensions. Fresh evidence challenges the view that cellular organelles called mitochondria are the main energy providers for this process.

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Schiavo, G., Fainzilber, M. Alternative energy for neuronal motors. Nature 495, 178–179 (2013).

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