Diameter of synaptic vesicle

Value 30 nm
Organism Rat Rattus norvegicus
Reference Hamilton NB, Attwell D. Do astrocytes really exocytose neurotransmitters? Nat Rev Neurosci. 2010 Apr11(4):227-38. doi: 10.1038/nrn2803 p.234 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID20300101
Primary Source Riveros N, Fiedler J, Lagos N, Muñoz C, Orrego F. Glutamate in rat brain cortex synaptic vesicles: influence of the vesicle isolation procedure. Brain Res. 1986 Oct 29 386(1-2):405-8PubMed ID2877717
Comments See Ahmari 2002 PMID 11988164 p.333 right column 4th paragraph [organism is rat]:"The presynaptic active zone is characterized primarily by a small number of homogeneous, spherical synaptic vesicles (35–45 nm diameter) closely apposed to the plasma membrane and a larger vesicle reserve pool tethered nearby."
Entered by Uri M
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