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Neurotransmitter vesicle

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noun, plural: neurotransmitter vesicles

(neurobiology) Vesicle at the axon terminal of neuron, containing and storing neurotransmitters, which it releases into the synapse by exocytosis when an action potential reaches the axon terminal


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Calcium ions

... inaccurate. The actual mechanism is something like this: a synaptic vesicle needs to fuse with the plasma membrane in order for the neurotransmitter to be released into the synaptic cleft. When the neuron is not firing, some ...

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by MrMistery
Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:14 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Calcium ions
Replies: 2
Views: 3811

Re: On Calcium mediated exocytosis and the synaptotogmin fam

... answer, regardless of how much searching i did. The neuron stores some vesicles with neurotransmitter in the tip of the axon, which only fuse with the plasma membrane to release ...

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by Revenged
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:40 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: On Calcium mediated exocytosis and the synaptotogmin family
Replies: 3
Views: 3849

On Calcium mediated exocytosis and the synaptotogmin family

... answer, regardless of how much searching i did. The neuron stores some vesicles with neurotransmitter in the tip of the axon, which only fuse with the plasma membrane to release ...

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by MrMistery
Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:24 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: On Calcium mediated exocytosis and the synaptotogmin family
Replies: 3
Views: 3849

Synapse

... level cellular biology. Do you know what the SNARE complex is? Then vesicle binds to the plasma membrane and releases the neurotransmitter by these proteins(v-SNARE and t-SNARE) that fuse together like a key and a ...

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by MrMistery
Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:51 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Synapse
Replies: 7
Views: 4462


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