acetylcholine receptor


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Acetylcholine Receptor

A 250-kD nicotinic receptor which undergoes continuous turnover and renewal, a feature that explains the complete recovery of these receptors when damaged by autoimmune antibodies in myasthenia gravis.

acetylcholine receptor

An ion channel that opens when acetylcholine binds to it, so converting chemical diffusion into an electrical signal. Also known as the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.
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This increase in the NO synthesis has been involved with stimulation of M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (23).
To our knowledge, this is the first comprehensive meta-analysis to examine the effects of [alpha]7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists on both cognitive deficits and negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia.
New mutations in acetylcholine receptor subunit genes reveal heterogeneity in the slow-channel congenital myasthenic syndrome.
Five nicotinic acetylcholine receptor transcripts were identified in this study all of which were downregulated by the imidacloprid treatment.
1986) Cloning, sequencing and expression of complementary DNA encoding the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor.
Degenerate primers, Bd1, 5'-ATGAARTTYG GNWSNTGGACNTAYGA-3' and Bd2, 5'-GCNACCATRAACATDATRCARTTRAA-3', Were designed based on the conserved motifs of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor family to amplify the cDNA fragments (Gao et al.
Systemic inflammation leads to resistance to atracurium without increasing membrane expression of acetylcholine receptors.
Acetylcholine receptor antibody characteristics in myasthenia gravis.
These agents have a positively charged quaternary ammonium group that binds to the negatively charged acetylcholine receptor.
SCS is usually an autosomal dominant inherited disorder caused by mutation in the genes encoding for the alphal, betal, delta, or epsilon subunit of the acetylcholine receptor (Table 1).
To our knowledge, only one case of myasthenia gravis as a paraneoplastic complication of renal cell carcinoma has been reported before, and the patient did not have any antibodies to the acetylcholine receptor [19].
A survey of 2,474 women who smoked regularly before they became pregnant found those with a variant of a gene known as a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, were about a third less likely to give up.