Table 3.

The average synapse

Diameter (μm)0.5
Area (μm2)0.196
Number of vesicles397
Number of syndesomes8–9
Vesicles in corona7
First-tier vesicles28
Hemifused vesicles16
Hemifused attached to two syndesomes4
  • The information from Table 2, normalized to fit an average synapse. These data were used to construct the model of the synapse in Figure 10.