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Involvement of water channels in synaptic vesicle swelling.

Vesicle swelling is critical for secretion; however, the underlying mechanism of synaptic vesicle (SV) swelling is unknown. A G alphai3-phospholipase A2 (PLA2)-mediated involvement of the water channel aquaporin-1 (AQP1) in the regulation of secretory vesicle swelling in the exocrine pancreas has been previously reported. In the present study, the association and involvement of water channels in SV swelling was explored. Results from the study demonstrate that water channels AQP1 and AQP6, and the heterotrimeric Go protein are associated with SVs and participate in their swelling.[1]


  1. Involvement of water channels in synaptic vesicle swelling. Jeremic, A., Cho, W.J., Jena, B.P. Exp. Biol. Med. (Maywood) (2005) [Pubmed]
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