Dynamics of the Membranes of Chromaffin Granules

  • H. Winkler
  • R. Fischer-Colbrie
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 133)


The chromaffin granules of the adrenal medulla store and secrete a complex mixture of compounds including catecholamines, nucleotides, proteins (chromogranins) and peptides (for review see Winkler and Carmichael, 1982), The membranes of these organelles have two main functions: (i) Transport of the secretory material from the Golgi region to the plasma membrane where secretion by exocytosis takes place (ii) Accumulation and modification of secretory products. We will first discuss this latter point.


Chromaffin Cell Adrenal Chromaffin Cell Granule Membrane Chromaffin Granule Golgi Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Winkler
    • 1
  • R. Fischer-Colbrie
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PharmacologyUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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