Amperometry methods for monitoring vesicular quantal size and regulation of exocytosis release
Review article, 2018

Chemical signaling strength during intercellular communication can be regulated by secretory cells through controlling the amount of signaling molecules that are released from a secretory vesicle during the exocytosis process. In addition, the chemical signal can also be influenced by the amount of neurotransmitters that is accumulated and stored inside the secretory vesicle compartment. Here, we present the development of analytical methodologies and cell model systems that have been applied in neuroscience research for gaining better insights into the biophysics and the molecular mechanisms, which are involved in the regulatory aspects of the exocytosis machinery affecting the output signal of chemical transmission at neuronal and neuroendocrine cells.

Artificial cells

Electrochemical cytometry

Chromaffin cell

Intracellular electrochemical cytometry


Quantal size


Fusion pore


Hoda Mashadi Fathali

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry

Ann-Sofie Cans

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Pflugers Archiv European Journal of Physiology

0031-6768 (ISSN) 1432-2013 (eISSN)

Vol. 470 1 125-134

Subject Categories

Cell Biology


Cell and Molecular Biology



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