Latest Synaptic vesicle Stories
The most poisonous substance on Earth — already used medically in small doses to treat certain nerve disorders and facial wrinkles — could be re-engineered for an expanded role in helping millions of people with rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis and other diseases, scientists are reporting.
A fundamental new discovery about how nerve cells in the brain store and release tiny sacs filled with chemicals may radically alter the way scientists think about neurotransmission – the electrical signaling in the brain that enables everything from the way we move, to how we remember and sense the world.
Two studies featuring research from Weill Cornell Medical College have uncovered surprising details about the complex process that leads to the flow of neurotransmitters between brain neurons -- a dance of chemical messages so delicate that missteps often lead to neurological dysfunction.
With every bodily movementâ€”from the blink of an eye to running a marathonâ€”nerve cells transmit signals to muscle cells.
Neurons communicate via chemical transmitters which they store in the bubble-like synaptic vesicles and release as required.
NJIT Associate Professor Victor Matveev, PhD, in the department of mathematical sciences, was part of a research team that published "N-type Ca2+ channels carry the largest current: Implications for nanodomains and transmitter release," in Nature Neuroscience on Oct. 17, 2010. http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v13/n11/abs/nn.2657.htm
The protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch allowing brains to function has now been verified by an Iowa State University researcher.
A new study from The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital â€“ The Neuro - at McGill University is the first to discover a molecular link between Parkinsonâ€™s disease and defects in the ability of nerve cells to communicate.
A team of researchers has managed to obtain 3D images of the vesicles and filaments involved in communication between neurons.
Communication between nerve cells is vital for our bodies to function.
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