The Structure of Cholinergic Synaptic Vesicles
The secretory granules of cholinergic nerve terminals, the synaptic vesicles, play a central role in synaptic transmission. They store acetylcholine (ACh) and ATP and though it is widely accepted now that vesicles “recycle” within the nerve terminal and most probably release ACh directly into the synaptic cleft (15), the sequence of events at the molecular level finally leading to transmitter release is almost unknown.
KeywordsSynaptic Vesicle Secretory Granule Transmitter Release Electric Organ Synaptic Plasma Membrane
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