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Membrane kiss mediates hormone secretion


Communication between cells relies on hormone release from secretory granules, but how these vesicles fuse with cell membranes is unclear. An imaging study provides in vivo evidence for a stable intermediate fusion step. See Letter p.548

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Figure 1: A hemi-fused intermediate in membrane fusion.


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Soykan, T., Haucke, V. Membrane kiss mediates hormone secretion. Nature 534, 479–480 (2016).

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