Table 3.

Area (nm2), perimeter (nm), and curvature (mean ± SEM) of the SAS of macular, perforated, and horseshoe-shaped synaptic junctions

Shape of synaptic junctionType of synapseArea of SAS (nm2)mean ± SEMPerimeter (nm)mean ± SEMCurvaturemean ± SEM
MacularAS59,271.15 ± 595.951,353.95 ± 9.550.07 ± 0.001
SS86,903.65 ± 2816.342,138.30 ± 51.470.09 ± 0.003
AS + SS61,737.72 ± 606.101,423.96 ± 10.220.07 ± 0.001
PerforatedAS175,955.57 ± 5842.023,056.56 ± 85.680.10 ± 0.004
SS185,606.80 ± 30,594.693,690.38 ± 488.310.08 ± 0.010
AS + SS176,710.07 ± 5875.003,106.10 ± 87.940.10 ± 0.003
Horseshoe-shapedAS146,689.44 ± 6756.573,015.70 ± 109.070.11 ± 0.006
SS155,387.11 ± 16,435.883,548.22 ± 304.550.08 ± 0.009
AS + SS148,469.66 ± 6321.633,124.70 ± 107.620.11 ± 0.005
  • All data are given as mean ± SEM.