A transient increase in junctional acetylcholine receptors after denervation

A. Olek, S. Younkin, R. M. Slugg, M. Konieczkowski, N. Robbins

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An improved method for assaying acetylcholine (ACh) receptors at the neuromuscular junction has been used to examine the effects of denervation in the rat diaphragm. An early increase of junctional ACh receptors occurred after two days of denervation followed by a decline at 14 days. Possible mechanisms responsible for this transient increase in junctional ACh receptors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-432
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 15 1981


  • ACh receptor
  • denervation
  • neuromuscular junction
  • rat diaphragm
  • transient increase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology


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