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Neurosecretory vesicles can be hybrids of synaptic vesicles and secretory granules.

We have investigated the relationship of the so-called small dense core vesicle (SDCV), the major catecholamine-containing neurosecretory vesicle of sympathetic neurons, to synaptic vesicles containing classic neurotransmitters and secretory granules containing neuropeptides. SDCVs contain membrane proteins characteristic of synaptic vesicles such as synaptophysin and synaptoporin. However, SDCVs also contain membrane proteins characteristic of certain secretory granules like the vesicular monoamine transporter and the membrane- bound form of dopamine beta-hydroxylase. In neurites of sympathetic neurons, synaptophysin and dopamine beta-hydroxylase are found in distinct vesicles, consistent with their transport from the trans-Golgi network to the site of SDCV formation in constitutive secretory vesicles and secretory granules, respectively. Hence, SDCVs constitute a distinct type of neurosecretory vesicle that is a hybrid of the synaptic vesicle and the secretory granule membranes and that originates from the contribution of both the constitutive and the regulated pathway of protein secretion.[1]


  1. Neurosecretory vesicles can be hybrids of synaptic vesicles and secretory granules. Bauerfeind, R., Jelinek, R., Hellwig, A., Huttner, W.B. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1995) [Pubmed]
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