Slow axonal transport

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1992 Feb;4(1):8-14. doi: 10.1016/0955-0674(92)90052-e.


New studies provide further evidence that the neuronal cytoskeleton is the product of a dynamic interplay between axonal transport processes and locally regulated assembly mechanisms. These data confirm that the axonal cytoskeleton in mammalian systems is largely stationary and is maintained by a smaller pool of moving subunits or polymers. Slow axonal transport in certain lower species, however, may exhibit quite different features.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Actins / physiology
  • Animals
  • Axonal Transport / physiology*
  • Axons / physiology*
  • Biological Transport
  • Cytoskeleton / physiology
  • Intermediate Filaments / physiology
  • Microtubule Proteins / physiology
  • Neurofilament Proteins / physiology
  • Phosphorylation


  • Actins
  • Microtubule Proteins
  • Neurofilament Proteins