Exocytosis and synaptic vesicle function.
Galveston, United States. In Compr Physiol, 2014
In addition, at least five different types of synaptic vesicle proteins such as synaptic vesicle protein 2, cysteine string protein α, rab3, synapsin, and a group of proteins containing four transmembrane regions, which includes synaptophysin, synaptogyrin, and secretory carrier membrane protein, are involved in modulating the exocytotic process by regulating the formation and trafficking of synaptic vesicles.
Core proteins of the secretory machinery.
Göttingen, Germany. In Handb Exp Pharmacol, 2007
Exocytosis of synaptic vesicles and regulated secretory granules are among the best-studied fusion events and involve the Rab3 isoforms Rab3A-D, the SM protein munc18-1, and the SNAREs syntaxin 1A, SNAP-25, and synaptobrevin 2. According to the current view, syntaxin 1A and SNAP-25 at the presynaptic membrane form a complex with synaptic vesicle-associated synaptobrevin 2. As complex formation proceeds, the opposed membranes are pulled tightly together, enforcing the fusion reaction.