Selection for Neuroblastoma Cells that Synthesize Certain Transmitters
The genetic-neural code parallel that intrigued Nirenberg is showcased in the opening line of this article, which states:
"It seems likely that a universal code has evolved which enables neurons to communicate with one another by sending and
receiving information encoded in the form of neurotransmitters." The potential consequences of this statement are revealed
in the article. By demonstrating the ability to synthesize transmitters, the authors suggest this could lead to a clearer
understanding of the entire nervous system.
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1974-06 (June 1974)
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Periodical: Breakefield, Xandra, and Marshall W. Nirenberg. "Selection for Neuroblastoma Cells that Synthesize Certain Transmitters."
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 71, 6 (June 1974): 2530-2533. Article. 4 Images.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Reproduced with permission of Marshall W. Nirenberg.