Searching for Molecular Players Differentially Involved in Neurotransmitter and Neuropeptide Release

Pingyong Xu
October 2008
Neurochemical Research;Oct2008, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p1915
Academic Journal
Abstract  Neurotransmitters and neuropeptides are stored in small clear vesicles (SCVs) and large dense core vesicles (LDCVs), respectively. Many differences in the properties of SCVs and LDCVs suggest that these two classes of secretory organelles may employ different sets of molecules in exocytosis. Relatively little is known, however, about factors that differentially participate in SCVs and LDCVs release. This article briefly overviews some key molecules that are possibly involved in the differential regulation of the trafficking, docking, priming and fusion of SCVs and LDCVs.


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