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Synaptic vesicles must be primed to fusion competence before they can fuse with the plasma membrane in response to increased intracellular Ca2+ levels. The presynaptic active zone protein Munc13-1 is essential for priming of glutamatergic synaptic vesicles in hippocampal neurons. However, a small subpopulation of synapses in any given glutamatergic nerve(More)
CAPS1 is thought to play an essential role in mediating exocytosis from large dense-core vesicles (LDCVs). We generated CAPS1-deficient (KO) mice and studied exocytosis in a model system for Ca2+-dependent LDCV secretion, the adrenal chromaffin cell. Adult heterozygous CAPS1 KO cells display a gene dosage-dependent decrease of CAPS1 expression and a(More)
Ca2+-dependent activator protein for secretion (CAPS) 1 is an essential cytosolic component of the protein machinery involved in large dense-core vesicle (LDCV) exocytosis and in the secretion of a subset of neurotransmitters. In the present study, we report the identification, cloning, and comparative characterization of a second mammalian CAPS isoform,(More)
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