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synaptic cleft

n.
The space between the cell membrane of an axon terminal and that of a neighboring cell with which it forms a synapse, across which a nerve impulse is transmitted. Also called synaptic gap.
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Electrical events called "action potentials" cause the neuron to release a chemical neurotransmitter into a small space, called the synaptic cleft, between it and a neighboring (postsynaptic) neuron.
To further address the question regarding a decrease in the Purkinje cell number, as seen in the diabetes, and whether it was attributable to diminished synapse density, we performed ultrastructural studies of the synapses, using transmission electron microscopy to provide the information regarding the presynaptic area that contained the neurotransmitter vesicles, synaptic cleft, and postsynaptic area, as shown in the Figure 3A.
He explains that in this exercise, the musical whole notes represent all the neurochemicals traveling the synaptic cleft; the half notes are the neurotransmitters and quarter notes are specific neurotransmitters, such as glutamate.
A, B, C - Control preparations incubated with Tyrode solution (vehicle); A, shows the typical terminal bouton with synaptic vesicles (SV) polarized in front of the synaptic cleft and with mitochondria (M) positioned at the opposite site; B, shows detail of the post-synaptic junctional folds exhibiting the classical electron density of the sarcolemma where acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) are abutted (arrows); C, confirms the integrity of the AChRs labeled with TRITC-conjugated [alpha]-BTX.
A small molecule compound binding to ChAT with high affinity has not yet been found, and only hemicholinium-3 (HC-3) with a positive electric charge as a small molecule compound binding to ChT, the transporter for reuptake of choline (Ch) released by ACh hydrolysis in the synaptic cleft, has been found, which makes the development of ChAT and ChT imaging agents difficult.
The simulated synapse can be simplified by modeling the delays of spike propagation through the synaptic cleft. One standard and widely accepted method is to use an a-function [25, 41]:
In parallel, inflammation affects physiological mechanisms of glutamate clearance at synaptic cleft. This together with enhanced glutamate release from glial cells over activates AMPARs, thus contributing to induce excitotoxic mechanisms and synaptic loss.
Its effects on serotonin and norepinephrine at the synaptic cleft and neuromuscular junction could provide relief for those who have not found relief from other therapies.
The number of synapses, the width of each synaptic cleft, the thickness of the postsynaptic density, the length of the synaptic active zone, the chord length, and the arc length of the postsynaptic membrane were measured.
DAT located at the membrane of presynaptic terminals plays an important role in regulating the DA intensity and the duration of dopaminergic neurotransmission in the synaptic cleft by removing DA from the synaptic cleft into presynaptic neuron [55].
Propofol can also recruit new subunits such as a4 to the surface of a neuron via increasing a4 subunit mRNA.[sup][20] (2) Neonatal propofol exposure might increase GABAergic synaptic cleft distance.