Axon Degeneration: Too Much NMN Is Actually Bad?

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The mechanism of axon degeneration is incompletely understood. A recent study demonstrates that transgenic expression of bacterial nicotinamide adenine mononucleotide (NMN) in zebrafish and mice, which decreases NMN levels by converting it to NaMN, protects against axon degeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R310-R312
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 24 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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