The TWiVodrome explains how a gag-like protein from a retrotransposon forms virus-like particles that carry mRNA within vesicles across the synapse.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler
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Links for this episode
- ASV 2018: asv.org, asv2018.umd.edu
- Arc virus-like particles transport RNA across the synapse (mammalian, Drosophila)
- Chemical synapse (Wikipedia)
- 2 minute video on the neuron
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