axon axon  /ˈæk ˌsɑn/


  • (n) long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron


  1. Like other receptor molecules, NMDA reacts to a chemical cue--in the case of learning and memory formation, glutamate--emitted by the axon from a neighboring cell.
  2. The objective is to form a synapse, the gap-like structure over which the axon of one neuron beams a signal to the dendrites of another.
  3. The simplest way to think about it is that the dendrite is the part of the cell that receives information, and the axon is the part that sends information out.


  1. Jammed molecular motors may play a role in the development of ALS

    Delays in the transport of nutrients, proteins and neurotransmitters along the nerve axon could be a major factor in the development of the neurodegenerative disease ALS.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Ex-booster Shapiro takes shots at NCAA

    by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports Former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro gambled on games using inside information from former players, coaches and athletics department staffers, Sports Illustrated published in a story released Wednesday that is critical of the NCAA’s enforcement division. The magazine’s story examines the criticism the NCAA has faced since Shapiro first revealed [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: HoopsWorld

  3. Departures from NCAA enforcement staff

    by Rachel Axon, USA TODAY Sports The departures from the NCAA enforcement staff continued with Tuesday’s announcement that Rachel Newman Baker will take a job at Kentucky. Newman Baker spent 12 years at the NCAA, most recently as the managing director of enforcement for development and investigations. She has been named the senior associate athletics [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: HoopsWorld

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  1. "Axon Capital is pleased to be investing in AquaMobile, a company whose founders have already had a profound impact on the mobile world through their past success with premium SMS services," said Francisco Velazquez, CEO, Axon Capital. "Given...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Francisco Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  2. "Twenty-two casino regulatory commissions have looked at the situation ...... and have decided that TPG-Axon is not one that has to register," Corzine said. "The facts are very clear."
    on Sep 20, 2009 By: Jon S Corzine Source: The Star-Ledger -

  3. "I'd rather absorb that than (Jesse) Bunkley, (Carlos) Medlock, (Jarred) Axon getting rolling from the three-point line and getting confident," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said.
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Mike Brey Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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