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a neurotransmitter that is a derivative of choline

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Neuronal M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors are essential for somatotroph proliferation and normal somatic growth.
All muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (M1-M5) are expressed in murine brain microvascular endothelium.
Injection of the well-characterized muscle nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist hexamethonium at concentrations of millimoles per liter through the soft tissue surrounding the mouth and into the coelom led to a clear decrease in the tone of the tube feet and significantly slowed righting time about fivefold (Fig.
ChAT: choline acetyl transferase; VAChT: acetylcholine transporter; AChR: acetylcholine receptor; AChE: acetylcholine esterase; ChT: choline transporter.
Drisdel et al., "Palmitoylation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors," Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, vol.
This increase in the NO synthesis has been involved with stimulation of M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (23).
The spectacled cobra that is usually seen in Kerala has neurotoxin that reversibly blocks post synaptic acetylcholine receptors. Neostigmine is a long acting anticholinesterase.
DiCesare Mannelli et al., "Inhibition of [alpha]9[alpha]10 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors prevents chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
To elucidate the possible neuroprotective molecular mechanisms of APN, the mRNA levels of enzymes involved in the acetylcholine metabolism and acetylcholine receptors were assessed by RT-PCR.
Since [alpha]7 subunit-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are also expressed within the autonomic nervous system, we have previously conducted a study evaluating the safety of systemic [alpha]7nAChR agonism in rats [30].
In this study, we provide an assessment of the effects of a genistein diet upon jejunum motility and contractility, jejunum wall thickness, and a quantification of acetylcholine receptors (AChR) in ob/ob mouse jejunum.
It is characterized by decrease in the number of available nicotinic acetylcholine receptors at postsynaptic membrane due to presence of pathogenic autoantibodies [1, 2].
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the decreased availability of acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction, resulting in fluctuating muscle weakness and fatigability.
The possible mechanism employed by Alfa Interferon therapy in causing myasthenia gravis is by production of autoantibodies against the acetylcholine receptors through its immunomodulatory action are the antibodies produced against nuclear and thyroid antigens and insulin.10,11
The antidote atropine combats the symptoms by blocking the victims' acetylcholine receptors.
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