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Synaptosomes, coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM). Synaptosomes (brown circles) are sac-like structures that form from pre-synapstic nerve terminals during the homogenisation of nerve tissue. They contain synaptic vesicles and mitochondria (orange), enclosed in a phospholipid membrane. Synaptosomes are used to study synaptic transmission.
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