Crosstalk of Local Translation and Mitochondria: Powering Plasticity in Axons and Dendrites

Wilfried Rossol, Gary J. Bassell

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Two papers in Cell uncover reciprocal crosstalk of local translation and mitochondria in neurons. Rangaraju et al. (2019) observe tethered compartments of stable mitochondria in dendrites that provide a local energy supply for mRNA translation at synapses. Cioni et al. (2019) report a novel association of axonal RNA granules with Rab7a-late endosomes that provides a platform for local translation supporting mitochondria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-206
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 16 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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