neuromuscular junction

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neuromuscular junction

[¦nu̇r·ō′məs·kyə·lər ′jəŋk·shən]
(anatomy)
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In the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), all of the cholinesterase present is AChE.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Engineers developed a microfluidic device that replicates the neuromuscular junction -- the vital connection where nerve meets muscle.
Thus alternative or adjunctive treatments that may alter acetylcholine release or protect the neuromuscular junction need to be explored.
Sprouting of mammalian motor nerve terminals induced by in vivo injection of botulinum type D toxin and the functional recovery of paralysed neuromuscular junctions.
The morphological analysis of the neuromuscular junctions in the human ventricular muscle was performed in integral preparations after nonspecific esterase reaction.
The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) of Drosophila larvae offers an ideal model for studying the role of mitochondrial movements in synaptic plasticity in an intact nervous system because of its organized layout of the motor axons, its transparent muscle fibers, and its conservation of many key synaptic molecules that are also present in mammalian systems (Zhong, 1995; Saitoe and Tully, 2000).
Physiological activity-dependent ultrastructural plasticity in normal adult rat neuromuscular junctions.
In myasthenia gravis, antibodies against the body's own acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction are produced.
Botulinum toxins are taken up by nerve cells through pinocytosis and mediate their action by binding to neuromuscular junctions and preventing acetylcholine release leading to muscular paralysis (16).
Diseases of the Neuromuscular Junctions Conditions such as myasthenia gravis and congenital myasthenic syndrome (which is detectable at birth) cause problems with eye movement, facial expression, chewing, swallowing, respiration and, occasionally, arm and leg movement.
discovered MuSK last year and noticed that, in adult mice, it is normally found only at neuromuscular junctions.

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