Maximum endocytosis rate at hippocampal synapses in culture

Range ∼1 vesicle/sec
Organism Rat Rattus norvegicus
Reference Kuromi, H., & Kidokoro, Y. (2003). Two synaptic vesicle pools, vesicle recruitment and replenishment of pools at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. Journal of neurocytology, 32(5-8), 551-565. p.558 right column 4th paragraphPubMed ID15034253
Primary Source Sankaranarayanan S, Ryan TA. Calcium accelerates endocytosis of vSNAREs at hippocampal synapses. Nat Neurosci. 2001 Feb4(2):129-36.PubMed ID11175872
Method Primary source abstract: "A pH-sensitive form of green-fluorescent protein (GFP) fused to the lumenal domain of VAMP (synapto-pHluorin) provides a sensitive optical probe to track the net balance between exocytosis and endocytosis of this protein at small synaptic terminals of the central nervous system. Here [investigators] used a reversible proton-pump blocker that prevents vesicle re-acidification upon endocytosis to trap vesicles in the alkaline state during recycling. In combination with optical measurements of synapto-pHluorin, [they] used alkaline trapping to examine the kinetic components of exocytosis and endocytosis separately at synaptic terminals."
Comments P.558 right column 4th paragraph: "At room temperature in shibire and wild-type larvae, the recycling of SVs [synaptic vesicles] maintains synaptic transmission during tetanic stimulation. The maximum recycling rate was ∼1000/s at this synapse, which corresponds to ∼2 vesicles/release site/s (number of release sites, 550, Atwood et al., 1993). This value is similar to that estimated for the maximum endocytosis rate, ∼1 vesicle/s, at rat hippocampal synapses in culture (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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