The Structure of Cholinergic Synaptic Vesicles

  • H. Stadler
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 25)


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.


Synaptic Vesicle Secretory Granule Transmitter Release Electric Organ Synaptic Plasma Membrane 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Stadler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurochemistryMax-Planck-Institute for Biophysical ChemistryGottingenFree Republic of Germany

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