Laurent P, Ch'ng Q, Jospin M, Chen C, Lorenzo R, de Bono M (2018) Genetic dissection of neuropeptide cell biology at high and low activity in a defined sensory neuron. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115: E6890-E6899

Neuropeptides are ubiquitous modulators of behavior and physiology. They are packaged in specialized secretory organelles called dense core vesicles (DCVs) that are released upon neural stimulation. Unlike synaptic vesicles, which can be recycled and refilled close to release sites, DCVs must be replenished by de novo synthesis in the cell body. Here, we dissect DCV cell biology in vivo in a Caenorhabditis

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