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Midbrain dopaminergic neurons have broad dendritic and axonal arborizations, but local protein synthesis is not understood here. Using, highly sensitive ribosome-bound RNA sequencing and imaging to characterize the translatome, the authors uncovered local mRNA translation of dopamine synthesis, release, and reuptake machinery in dendrites, but not axons. View preprint.
Understanding the proteome of dopamine neuron is difficult due to the complex cytoarchitecture of the neurons. The authors were able to map the somatodendritic and axonal proteomes of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Interestingly, the authors found striatal dopaminergic neurons house most proteins.