Study Reveals How Synapses Stockpile Neurotransmitters
By Sharon Kingman
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
LONDON Scientists have teased out a molecular mechanism that allows synapses to respond as quickly or as slowly as required for all neurological functions ranging from simple movements to cognitive function. The finding provides a key to how neurons can provide a constant stockpile of neurotransmitter-filled synaptic vesicles, ready to be released at the synapse when needed.
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