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The role of cytoskeletal elements in vesicle transport occurring during exocytosis was examined in adrenal medullary bovine chromaffin cells maintained in culture. Amperometric determination of depolarization-dependent catecholamine release from individual intact cells treated with actin or myosin inhibitors showed alterations in the fast and slow phases of(More)
Knowledge of the distribution of mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in relation to the position of exocytotic sites is relevant to understanding the influence of these organelles in tuning Ca(2+) signals and secretion. Confocal images of probes tagged to mitochondria and the F-actin cytoskeleton revealed the existence of two populations of(More)
The expression of SNAP-25 fused to green fluorescent protein (GFP) has been instrumental in demonstrating SNARE role in exocytosis. The wild-type GFP-SNAP-25 and a Delta9 form, product of botulinum neurotoxin A activity, the main ingredient in the BOTOX preparation, were employed here to study SNARE implication in vesicle mobility and fusion in cultured(More)
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