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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Clarinet (CLA-1), a novel active zone protein required for synaptic vesicle clustering and release

    Zhao Xuan et al.
    Clarinet, a novel C. elegans active zone protein with homology to vertebrate Piccolo and Rim, uses its different isoforms for diverse functions, including synaptic vesicle clustering, vesicle release and synaptogenesis.
    1. Neuroscience

    Frequency-dependent mobilization of heterogeneous pools of synaptic vesicles shapes presynaptic plasticity

    Frédéric Doussau et al.
    The mobilization or silencing of two heterogeneous pools of synaptic vesicles via different frequencies probably enables granule cell to Purkinje cell synapses to better discriminate between the high-rate code of sensory information and background noise.
    1. Neuroscience

    The GTPase Rab26 links synaptic vesicles to the autophagy pathway

    Beyenech Binotti et al.
    Rab26 selectively directs synaptic and secretory vesicles into preautophagosomal structures, suggesting the presence of a novel pathway (vesiculophagy) for degradation of synaptic vesicles.
    1. Neuroscience

    Clathrin coat controls synaptic vesicle acidification by blocking vacuolar ATPase activity

    Zohreh Farsi et al.
    Parallel measurements of pH gradient and membrane potential at the single vesicle level have revealed that the synaptic vesicle acidification is initiated by removal of its clathrin coat, which blocks vesicular ATPase activity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Arf6 regulates the cycling and the readily releasable pool of synaptic vesicles at hippocampal synapse

    Erica Tagliatti et al.
    The small GTPase Arf6 plays a role in setting the size of the readily releasable pool of synaptic vesicles and in the definition of the recycling route for endocytosed vesicles.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Fast retrieval and autonomous regulation of single spontaneously recycling synaptic vesicles

    Jeremy Leitz, Ege T Kavalali
    Spontaneous fusion of vesicles at synapses is regulated independently of fusion triggered by action potentials, adding to evidence that the two types of fusion have distinct functions.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Complexin inhibits spontaneous release and synchronizes Ca2+-triggered synaptic vesicle fusion by distinct mechanisms

    Ying Lai et al.
    Building on previous work (Diao et al., 2012), we show that the mechanism by which complexin suppresses spontaneous fusion is distinct from the mechanism by which it synchronizes Ca2+-triggered fusion.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Synaptotagmin 7 functions as a Ca2+-sensor for synaptic vesicle replenishment

    Huisheng Liu et al.
    Two proteins—synaptotagmin 7 and calmodulin—have central roles in the calcium-dependent pathway that maintains synaptic transmission.
    1. Neuroscience

    Critical role for Piccolo in synaptic vesicle retrieval

    Frauke Ackermann et al.
    The active zone protein Piccolo regulates efficient recycling of SVs via Pra1 and Rab5 and is therefore critical for integrity and reliability of synaptic function.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    AP2 hemicomplexes contribute independently to synaptic vesicle endocytosis

    Mingyu Gu et al.
    A protein complex that enables cells to transport substances across their membranes, and that typically consists of four subunits, can also function as two hemicomplexes, each with two subunits.

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