Neurotransmiter Release and ReuptakeAuthor Paul Kenyon
1. Bridging the
information gap between neurones
Neurotransmitters are responsible for transmitting information across the synaptic gap between neurones.
Neurotransmitters are stored in synaptic vesicles. When action potentials are conducted down an axon:
Neurotransmitters in the synaptic cleft :
2. 'Mopping up' after information transmission
animation illustrates the main events thought to be involved after
transmitters have been released into the synaptic cleft.
Why do you think some neurotransmitter is broken down by enzymes and some undergoes reuptake?