neuromuscular junction

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neuromuscular junction

[¦nu̇r·ō′məs·kyə·lər ′jəŋk·shən]
(anatomy)
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In myasthenia gravis the antibodies target the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction of skeletal muscles.
As expected, agrin's absence leads to improper neuromuscular junction development, says Sanes' group.
Yancopoulous' group has further evidence that MuSK plays a key role in delivering the agrin signal to form a neuromuscular junction.
Louis, in a manuscript in Cell accompanying the Regeneron articles, report that mice engineered to lack agrin have profound defects in their neuromuscular junctions that are nearly as pervasive as those seen in the mice lacking MuSK.
For decades, neuroscientists have been attempting to identify the signals required to form the neuromuscular junction.
It shows that some of the debilitation of aging is caused by deterioration of connections that nerves make with the muscles they control, structures called neuromuscular junctions.
In MG the body's immune system attacks acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junctions, interfering with normal muscular function.
Neuromuscular junctions are the body's own nerve-muscle connections that enable the brain to control muscle movement.

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