Distance between parallel membranes in glutamatergic synapse

Range ~25 nm
Organism Unspecified
Reference O'Rourke NA, Weiler NC, Micheva KD, Smith SJ. Deep molecular diversity of mammalian synapses: why it matters and how to measure it. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2012 May 10 13(6):365-79. doi: 10.1038/nrn3170. p.366 box 1, 4th paragraphPubMed ID22573027
Comments p.366 box 1, 4th paragraph:"The synaptic cleft is a specialized site of cell contact that resembles a tight junction with precisely spaced and rigidly parallel membranes about 25 nm apart in glutamatergic synapses."
Entered by Uri M
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