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Synaptic Vesicles

"Synaptic Vesicles" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Membrane-bound compartments which contain transmitter molecules. Synaptic vesicles are concentrated at presynaptic terminals. They actively sequester transmitter molecules from the cytoplasm. In at least some synapses, transmitter release occurs by fusion of these vesicles with the presynaptic membrane, followed by exocytosis of their contents.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Synaptic Vesicles" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Synaptic Vesicles" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 132 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2006
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