Botulinum toxin study proves possibility of remote effects

<a href=”http://img.medicalxpress.com/newman/gfx/news/hires/2016/2-botulinumtox.jpg” title=”In the Chapman neuroscience lab at UW-Madison, injected botulinum toxin is taken up in axons and reaches the cell body, shown in green, before being transported into different neurons, shown in red. A new study in Cell Reports is the first incontrovertible proof that this powerful toxin can jump between neurons, says senior author Edwin Chapman. Credit: Ewa Bomba-Warczak/University of Wisconsin-Madison”> In the Chapman neuroscience lab at UW-Madison, injected botulinum toxin is taken up in axons and reaches the cell body, shown in green, before being transported into different neurons, shown in red. A new study in Cell Reports is the first incontrovertible proof that this powerful toxin can jump between neurons, says senior author Edwin Chapman. Credit: Ewa Bomba-Warczak/University of Wisconsin-Madison The botulinum toxins are among the…


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