Nanotubes at Neural and Immune Synapses
Abstract:This minireview aims to demonstrate that (i) natural nanotubes play important roles in chemical signaling and (ii) they represent one of the deep functional similarities between neural and immune synapses. We also pay attention to the related receptor assemblies and possibilities of chemically synthesized carbon nanotubes to simulate functions of the natural ones.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, 14-line 39, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia.
Publication date: 2008-02-01
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