New neuron-like cells allow investigation into synthesis of vital cellular components

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New neuron-like cells allow investigation into synthesis of vital cellular components

(Penn State) A new method to create synthetic neurons allows researchers to investigate how the human brain makes metabolic building blocks essential for the survival of all living organisms. A new study describes a core enzyme involved in the synthesis of these building blocks, called purines, and how the enzyme might change during infection by herpes simplex virus.

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