synaptic vesicle


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synaptic vesicle

n.
Any of several small, intracellular, membrane-bound vesicles at a synaptic junction of neurons that contain a neurotransmitter.

synaptic vesicle

A membranous sac located within the presynaptic membrane of an axon terminal and containing a neurotransmitter.
See also: vesicle

synaptic

pertaining to a synapse.

synaptic cleft
a narrow space between the plasma membranes of the presynaptic and postsynaptic cells.
synaptic junction
see synapse.
synaptic vesicle
one located in the axon terminal of a presynaptic cell, containing neurotransmitter substances.
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In 2007, the Yale researchers tested whether dynamin 1, which represents 90 percent of all dynamin in the brain, was, as believed, the key protein involved in synaptic vesicle membrane fission.
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2+] dependent kinases, on releasing synaptic vesicles from actin filaments, may accelerate vesicles to the presynaptic membrane.
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in synaptic vesicle functioning), and their particular role in AD must be investigated further using conventional molecular biological approaches.