Synaptic Vesicles: Methods for Preparation

Abstract

Synaptic vesicles are small organelles that store and release neurotransmitters at synapses. They can be purified from the brain or other sources to study their structure and function.

Keywords: neurotransmitter storage; organelles; synapse; brain

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Floor, Erik(Sep 2005) Synaptic Vesicles: Methods for Preparation. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003963]