Cell Size and Rate of Protein Synthesis in Ventral Horn Neurones

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Science  16 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3742, pp. 1413-1414
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3742.1413


Autoradiographic studies show that small ventral horn neurones synthesize protein at a greater rate per unit area of cytoplasm than do large ones. It is suggested that this is related to the faster rate of firing of the smaller neurones.