axoplasmic transport

Axoplasmic transport, also called axonal transport, is process by cells that enables mitochondria movement, synaptic vesicles, lipids, proteins, and other cell parts to move in and out of a neuron's cell body. The process goes through the cytoplasm of its own axon. Axoplasmic transport deficits have been reported in many neurodegenerative conditions, including ALS, and are widely assumed to be an immediate causative step to axon and synapse loss. The majority of axonal proteins are combined, created and synthesized in a neuronal cell body and then transported along axons. Axoplasmic transport occurs throughout the life of a neuron and is vitally important to a cells ability to survive and grow.
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