Number of vesicles in larval neuromuscular junction

Range ~84,000 vesicles
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Rizzoli SO, Betz WJ. Synaptic vesicle pools. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2005 Jan6(1):57-69. P.59 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID15611727
Primary Source [9] Delgado, R., Maureira, C., Oliva, C., Kidokoro, Y. & Labarca, P. Size of vesicle pools, rates of mobilization, and recycling at neuromuscular synapses of a Drosophila mutant, shibire. Neuron 28 , 941–953 (2000).PubMed ID11163278
Comments P.59 left column 2nd paragraph: "Drosophila larval neuromuscular junction: The nerve terminal at the Drosophila NMJ (FIG. 2) contains ~84,000 quanta, 14–19% of which constitute the recycling pool [primary source]. A rapidly depleted component of release (RRP [readily releasable pool]) was observed, with a size of ~300 quanta [primary source]."
Entered by Uri M
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