Diameter of endocytic pits and large vesicles

Range endocytic pits 86±2.4nm: large vesicles 82±1.2nm nm
Organism Mouse Mus musculus
Reference Watanabe S et al., Ultrafast endocytosis at mouse hippocampal synapses. Nature. 2013 Dec 12 504(7479):242-7. doi: 10.1038/nature12809. p.243 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID24305055
Method Electron microscopy
Comments P.243 right column bottom paragraph:"Following exocytosis, endocytic structures appeared adjacent to the active zone (Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 Extended Data Fig. 4 for more example electron micrographs). Shallow pits (<40 nm), deep pits (>40 nm), and fully internalized vesicles (>50 nm) were all observed within 50 ms after stimulation and were declining by 300 ms (Fig. 3a–d, i). The number of shallow and deep pits increases again at 1 s, indicating a possible secondary wave of endocytosis. The diameters of these endocytic pits and large vesicles are similar (86 ± 2.4 nm and 82 ± 1.2 nm, respectively), suggesting a precursor–product relationship between these structures (Fig. 3h). The surface area of large vesicles is comparable to the surface area of about four synaptic vesicles (see membrane calculations in Methods). Electron-dense filaments are occasionally visible around these endocytic structures (Extended Data Fig. 4j, k), but they differ from classical coats (Extended Data Fig. 4m–p)."
Entered by Uri M
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