Molecular mechanisms of exocytosis: the adrenal chromaffin cell as a model system.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

1. The release of neurotransmitters, hormones, and enzymes involves exquisitely regulated events which ultimately result in the fusion of the secretory vesicle with the cell's plasma membrane, releasing the vesicle contents into the extracellular space. 2. The biochemical and cellular mechanisms mediating exocytosis have been extensively studied in a model system of primary cultured adrenal chromaffin cells. 3. This paper briefly reviews current understanding, and directions of future studies in exocytosis using this model system.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Strittmatter, WJ

Published Date

  • March 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 19 - 25

PubMed ID

  • 3042141

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-4340

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00712907


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States