13 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Structural insights into the molecular mechanisms of myasthenia gravis and their therapeutic implications

    Kaori Noridomi et al.
    Autoantibodies from myasthenia gravis patients bind a common core region on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor through a largely conserved mechanism.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    A 3D culture model of innervated human skeletal muscle enables studies of the adult neuromuscular junction

    Mohsen Afshar Bakooshli et al.
    Human skeletal muscle progenitors and motor neurons self-organize in three-dimensional co-culture to form functional neuromuscular junctions that developmentally mature from the embryonic to the adult state.
    1. Neuroscience

    Motoneuron Wnts regulate neuromuscular junction development

    Chengyong Shen et al.
    A novel role of motoneuron Wnts in regulating presynaptic development at the neuromuscular junction.
    1. Neuroscience

    Presynaptic LRP4 promotes synapse number and function of excitatory CNS neurons

    Timothy J Mosca et al.
    The cell surface receptor LRP4, long recognized for postsynaptic functions, also plays a role as a presynaptic determinant of synapse formation by functioning through a downstream kinase pathway.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A novel synaptic plasticity rule explains homeostasis of neuromuscular transmission

    Gilles Ouanounou et al.
    Skeletal muscle cells constantly monitor their own activity and that of their partner neuron at synapses, enabling them to provide the neuron with feedback regarding neurotransmitter release.
    1. Neuroscience

    Preserving neuromuscular synapses in ALS by stimulating MuSK with a therapeutic agonist antibody

    Sarah Cantor et al.
    An agonist antibody to MuSK, delivered after disease onset, decreases the loss of neuromuscular synapses, improves motor function and extends the lifespan of ALS mice.
    1. Neuroscience

    Slit2 as a β-catenin/Ctnnb1-dependent retrograde signal for presynaptic differentiation

    Haitao Wu et al.
    A novel retrograde signal is involved in nerve terminal differentiation at mouse neuromuscular junctions.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Discovery proteomics in aging human skeletal muscle finds change in spliceosome, immunity, proteostasis and mitochondria

    Ceereena Ubaida-Mohien et al.
    The changes in the skeletal muscle proteome with age indicate the roots of the decline in muscle function with age.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Crystal structure and dynamics of a lipid-induced potential desensitized-state of a pentameric ligand-gated channel

    Sandip Basak et al.
    Polyunsaturated fatty acids enhance desensitization in pentameric ligand-gated ion channels.
    1. Neuroscience

    A synaptotagmin suppressor screen indicates SNARE binding controls the timing and Ca2+ cooperativity of vesicle fusion

    Zhuo Guan et al.
    A suppressor screen of dominant-negative synaptotagmin-induced lethality in Drosophila identifies key properties of the protein that regulate fusion, including the SNARE interaction surface.

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