Presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons
In both the central and peripheral nervous systems in mammals, presynaptic terminals operate mostly in the same way. Vesicles in the synapse form a ‘synaptic pool’ when they are ready for exocytosis; meaning they are readily releasable. When an action potential arrives at the nerve terminal the electrical signal induces opening of voltage gated Ca2+ channels.
- ↑ Sumiko Mochida (2015 Presynaptic Terminals, Tokyo Japan : Springer
- ↑ Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, Raff M, Roberts K, Walkter P (2008) Molecular Biology Of The Cell, 5th edition, New York: Garland Science. 676, 683.