Neuronal Plasma Membrane Dynamics Evoked by Osmomechanical Perturbations

Neuronal Plasma Membrane Dynamics Evoked by Osmomechanical Perturbations When neurons swell and shrink they extensively reorganize their plasma membrane. A striking aspect of these membrane dynamics is the transient appearance of vacuole-like dilations (VLDs) which, counterintuitively, expand as the neurons shrink. Here, confocal microscopy of cultured molluscan (Lymnaea) neurons was used in conjunction with aqueous phase and membrane dyes to examine changing VLD membrane topology as VLDs form, reverse or recover. We show that VLDs start as discrete invaginations at the adherent surface, so VLD and plasma membranes are initially contiguous. Over the next few minutes VLDs expand and penetrate the cytoplasm. At the substratum, the mouths of VLDs develop into irregular annuli of motile adherent processes whereas deeper in the cytoplasm, VLD membrane profiles are smooth. Subsequently VLDs spontaneously shrink; as this recovery proceeds, constriction of the motile VLD mouth leads to the internalization of plasma membrane. Washout experiments with aqueous phase dyes demonstrated that VLD constriction yields bona fide vacuoles, i.e., membrane-bound compartments isolated from the external medium. VLDs can also be experimentally eliminated by returning cells to swelling conditions; this reversal process drives membrane back to the surface. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

Neuronal Plasma Membrane Dynamics Evoked by Osmomechanical Perturbations

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/neuronal-plasma-membrane-dynamics-evoked-by-osmomechanical-sHK1jrCOhf
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © Inc. by 1998 Springer-Verlag New York
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Human Physiology
ISSN
0022-2631
eISSN
1432-1424
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002329900464
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial