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A Neuronal Receptor for Botulinum Toxin

Science  28 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5773, pp. 540-541
DOI: 10.1126/science.1127236

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Summary

Muscle paralysis induced by botulinum toxin A is used cosmetically to eliminate wrinkles. It preferentially enters activated neurons by binding to a synaptic vesicle protein that becomes exposed after transmitter release.

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