Members of the synaptobrevin/vesicle-associated membrane protein (VAMP) family in Drosophila are functionally interchangeable in vivo for neurotransmitter release and cell viability.

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Synaptobrevins or VAMPs are vesicle-associated membrane proteins, often called v-SNARES, that are important for vesicle transport and fusion at the plasma membrane. Drosophila has two characterized members of this gene family: synaptobrevin (syb) and neuronal synaptobrevin (n-syb). Mutant phenotypes and gene-expression patterns indicate that n-Syb is… (More)

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@article{Bhattacharya2002MembersOT, title={Members of the synaptobrevin/vesicle-associated membrane protein (VAMP) family in Drosophila are functionally interchangeable in vivo for neurotransmitter release and cell viability.}, author={Sharmila Bhattacharya and Bryan A Stewart and Barbara A. Niemeyer and Robert W Burgess and Brian D. McCabe and Peter Lin and Gabrielle L Boulianne and Cahir J O'Kane and Thomas L Schwarz}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2002}, volume={99 21}, pages={13867-72} }