Fast steps in exocytosis and endocytosis studied by capacitance measurements in endocrine cells

Andreas W. Henkel, Wolfhard Almers

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The past year has witnessed progress in identifying late steps in exocytosis that are so short-lived as to be difficult to study biochemically. Recent studies have also revealed a novel and surprisingly fast mechanism of endocytosis that may be triggered by a rise in the intracellular concentration of Ca2+ and that retrieves exocytosed membrane in seconds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-357
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1996


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  • Neuroscience(all)

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