Multiple Ca2+ channel types coexist to regulate synaptosomal neurotransmitter release.


The regulation of excitation-secretion coupling by Ca2+ channels is a fundamental property of the nerve terminal. Peptide toxins that block specific Ca2+ channel types have been used to identify which channels participate in neurotransmitter release. Subsecond measurements of [3H]-glutamate and [3H]dopamine release from rat striatal synaptosomes showed that… (More)