Ruth L. Overlease

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We have used fluorescence imaging of individual exocytic events in combination with immunogold electron microscopy and FM1-43 photoconversion to study the stimulus-dependent recycling of dense core vesicle content in isolated rat pituitary lactotrophs. Secretory stimulation with high external [K(+)] resulted in 100 exocytic sites per cell that were labeled(More)
The secretion of peptide hormones during exocytosis of an individual vesicle can result in either complete discharge of vesicle content or can occur in a partial manner in which some hormone is retained during transient fusion. In anterior pituitary lactotrophs, the retained hormone prolactin was internalized and recycled into a pool of vesicles that(More)
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