This is a visualization of some proteins which do their work in the synapse. At the top there is a vesicle (cut in half). At the bottom is the plasmamembrane. The greenish objects are the proteins. They all have a role in the regulated fusion process of the vesicle with the plasmamembrane and they function with the help of lipids, colored in glowing red.
The shader is a custom shader for molecules at atomic resolution. The title of the publication is : 'Interplay between lipids and the proteinaceous membrane fusion machinery' from november 2008.