Adams, David S.
UMass Medical School
The SNARE complex, involved in vesicular trafficking and exocytosis, is composed of proteins in the vesicular membrane (V-SNAREs) that intertwine with proteins of the target membrane (T-SNAREs). Our results show that modified bovine neurosecretory granules (NSG) were able to spontaneously fuse with a planar lipid membrane, containing the t-SNARE syntaxin 1A. This provides evidence that syntaxin alone is able to form a functional fusion complex. This project is another step towards producing an artificial synapse to study possible regulatory components affecting vesicle fusion.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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