Ribbon synapse

Known as: Synaptic ribbon 
Type of synapse characterized by an electron-dense ribbon, lamella (bar) or spherical body in the presynaptic process cytoplasm. [NIF_Subcellular… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
The auditory inner hair cell (IHC) ribbon synapse operates with an exceptional temporal precision and maintains a high level of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
We estimated the size of the readily releasable pool (RRP) of vesicles at a ribbon synapse in the rat retina by making paired… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Hearing relies on faithful sound coding at hair cell ribbon synapses, which use Ca2+-triggered glutamate release to signal with… (More)
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Review
2005
Review
2005
The activity of individual afferent neurones in the mammalian cochlea can be driven by neurotransmitter released from a single… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
he ribbon complex of retinal photoreceptor synapses represents a specialization of the cytomatrix at the active zone (CAZ… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Traditional models of synaptic transmission hold that release sites within an active zone operate independently. Although the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND Most synapses release neurotransmitter as transient pulses, but ribbon synapses of sensory neurons support continuous… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
The photoreceptor ribbon synapse is a highly specialized glutamatergic synapse designed for the continuous flow of synaptic… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
At ribbon synapses, where exocytosis is regulated by graded depolarization, vesicles can fuse very rapidly with the plasma… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Neurotransmitters are released continuously at ribbon synapses in the retina and cochlea. Notably, a single ribbon synapse of… (More)
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