Number of chromaffin vesicles in adrenal chromaffin cell

Range ~10,000-20,000 vesicles/cell
Organism Mammals
Reference García AG et al., Calcium signaling and exocytosis in adrenal chromaffin cells. Physiol Rev. 2006 Oct86(4):1093-131. DOI: 10.1152/physrev.00039.2005 p.1114 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID17015485
Comments P.1114 right column bottom paragraph: "Chromaffin cells contain ∼10,000–20,000 chromaffin vesicles similar to the large dense-cored vesicles found in neurons. An important part of [investigators'] knowledge of exocytosis came from experiments performed in chromaffin cells. These cells were initially chosen for the development of the main techniques for the study of exocytosis at the level of single-cell or single-exocytotic events (patch-clamp capacitance, amperometry, patch-amperometry, or evanescent wave microscopy, to cite only some examples)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 113142