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Neurotransmitter release from synaptic vesicles is mediated by complex machinery, which includes the v- and t-SNAP receptors (SNAREs), vesicle-associated membrane protein (VAMP), synaptotagmin, syntaxin, and synaptosome-associated protein of 25 kDa (SNAP-25). They are essential for neurotransmitter exocytosis because they are the proteolytic substrates of(More)
Botulinum neurotoxins type A and E (BoNT/A and /E) are metalloproteases with a unique specificity for SNAP-25 (synaptosomal-associated protein of 25 kDa), an essential protein component of the neuroexocytotic machinery. It was proposed that this specificity is based on the recognition of a nine-residue sequence, termed SNARE motif, which is common to the(More)
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