Calcium Regulation of Membrane Fusion during Hormone Secretion

  • H. B. Pollard
  • K. W. Brocklehurst
  • E. J. Forsberg
  • A. Stutzin
  • G. Lee
  • A. L. Burns
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 211)


Calcium is only one of a number of second messengers that are becoming increasingly implicated in processes regulating hormone secretion by exocytosis. The most completely studied calcium-dependent secretory system is the chromaffin cell from the adrenal medulla, a system with many operational similarities to the insulin secreting β-cell from islets of Langerhans. Inasmuch as we have had the opportunity to compare these two systems in detail we will attempt to make a number of hopefully interesting comparisons between data obtained from the chromaffin cell and certain data of relevance from the β-cell system.


Arachidonic Acid Chromaffin Cell Membrane Fusion Adrenal Medulla Inositol Phosphate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. B. Pollard
    • 1
  • K. W. Brocklehurst
    • 1
  • E. J. Forsberg
    • 1
  • A. Stutzin
    • 1
  • G. Lee
    • 1
  • A. L. Burns
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Cell Biology, NIADDKNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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