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Molecules that regulate contraction in skeletal muscle have now found a place in the axon. In response to injury, the ryanodine receptor mediates the release of internal calcium stores, which contributes to axonal damage.

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  1. Jean R. Wrathall is in the Department of Neuroscience, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 20057, USA. wrathalj@georgetown.edu

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