Single Ca2+ channels and exocytosis at sensory synapses.

  title={Single Ca2+ channels and exocytosis at sensory synapses.},
  author={Mean-Hwan Kim and Geng-Lin Li and Henrique von Gersdorff},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  volume={591 13},
Hair cell synapses in the ear and photoreceptor synapses in the eye are the first synapses in the auditory and visual system. These specialized synapses transmit a large amount of sensory information in a fast and efficient manner. Moreover, both small and large signals with widely variable kinetics must be quickly encoded and reliably transmitted to allow an animal to rapidly monitor and react to its environment. Here we briefly review some aspects of these primary synapses, which are… CONTINUE READING

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