Axonal Transport: The Mechanisms and Their Susceptibility to Derangement; Anterograde Transport

  • Fred Samson


Among the nonimpulse-based mechanisms of the neuron, axoplasmic transport (or better termed neuroplasmic transport for it is not limited to axons) is one of the neuronal processes of potential significance to disease conditions. Further, axoplasmic transport is a special case of the general phenomena of intracellular movements — important to the normal functioning of all types of cells — and is not limited to neurons. Experimentation has shown that transport is vulnerable to derangement and such derangement may be the basis of certain neurological disorders.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Axonal Transport Vinca Alkaloid Retrograde Axonal Transport Trophic Action 
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  • Fred Samson
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  1. 1.Ralph L. Smith Research CenterUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA

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