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Neurons from the sea lamprey (right) and mammalian brain (left), shown in blue. Strong red labeling shows the location of clustered sodium ion channels that initiate electrical impulses at the beginning point of nerves in both lampreys and mammals.

Credit: (right) Edward C. Cooper and PLoS Genetics, (left) Matthew N. Rasband and PLoS Genetics

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Neurons from the sea lamprey (right) and mammalian brain (left), shown in blue. Strong red labeling shows the location of clustered sodium ion channels that initiate electrical impulses at the beginning point of nerves in both lampreys and mammals.
 


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