Fusion pores and their control of neurotransmitter and hormone release

  title={Fusion pores and their control of neurotransmitter and hormone release},
  author={Che-Wei Chang and Chung-Wei Chiang and Meyer B Jackson},
  booktitle={The Journal of general physiology},
Ca2+-triggered exocytosis functions broadly in the secretion of chemical signals, enabling neurons to release neurotransmitters and endocrine cells to release hormones. The biological demands on this process can vary enormously. Although synapses often release neurotransmitter in a small fraction of a millisecond, hormone release can be orders of magnitude slower. Vesicles usually contain multiple signaling molecules that can be released selectively and conditionally. Cells are able to control… CONTINUE READING
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