The protein actin coats individual granules during the final phase of regulated exocytosis in a salivary acinar cell. As exocytosis occurs, the coated granules collapse and disappear from view.
The Office of the Director, the central office at NIH, sets policy for NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers. This involves planning, managing, and coordinating NIH programs and activities. The Office of the Director also includes program offices, which are responsible for stimulating specific areas of research throughout NIH.
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** The National Institutes of Health (NIH) , a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. The National Institutes of Health is made up of 27 different components called Institutes and Centers. Each has its own specific research agenda. All but three of these components receive their funding directly from Congress, and administrate their own budgets.