dendrite dendrite

Definition(s):

  • (n) short fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron

Usage(s):

  • 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.

News

  1. Made to order at the synapse: Dynamics of protein synthesis at neuron tip

    ( University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ) Protein synthesis in nerve cell dendrites underlies long-term memory formation in the brain, among other functions. Knowing how proteins are made to order at the synapse can help researchers better understand how memories are made. RNA translation is dictated by translational hotspots, where translation is occurring in a ribosome at any one time ...
    on September 26, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Made to Order at the Synapse: Dynamics of Protein Synthesis at Neuron Tip is Basis for Memory and Learning

    PHILADELPHIA — Protein synthesis in the extensions of nerve cells, called dendrites, underlies long-term memory formation in the brain, among other functions.
    on September 26, 2013     Source: University of Pennsylvania Health System

Quotes

  • "Since Dendrite's inception 20 years ago, John has been the embodiment of innovation and visionary leadership," said Joe Ripp, president and COO of Dendrite. "Recognition by the NJTC is an honor both for John and Dendrite and we're proud to...
    on Nov 14, 2006 By: Joe Source: dBusinessNews Boston (press release)

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