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    Alzheimer's and acetylcholine

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    weddings, and even the saddest ones such as family death. The people that Alzheimer’s affects have a hard time with remembering tiny details and the disease begins with taking away the function of short term memory. This happens because the levels of acetylcholine are known to drop up to ninety percent beginning in the entorhinal cortex and moving into the hippocampus. Because of this, of the first signs of Alzheimer’s is the loss or decrease of the sense of smell, hence the entorhinal. The cells in the

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    From the table, we can see that patients with higher levels of anti-AChR antibody titers are categorized by more severe classes of Myasthenia Gravis, suggesting that when a patient has high levels of anti-AChR antibody, more acetylcholine receptors are being bound by Anti-AChR antibodies. AChR binding antibodies levels equal or below 0.02 nmol/L shows a negative result circulating anti-AChR antibodies. AChR modulating antibodies results are shown as percentage of AChR loss by anti-AChR

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    Myasthenia Gravis

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    In the early 1970s when Muscular Dystrophy Association, using snake venom, observed that patients with the disease had decreased numbers of acetylcholine receptors. Thus, discovering that the disease affected acetylcholine receptors of the skeletal muscles. The Muscular Dystrophy Association also found that, in rabbits, an immune attack against the acetylcholine receptors resulted in muscle membrane damage that is similar to that seen in human myasthenia gravis. This rabbit experiment was responsible

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    process and is responsible in discrete functions inside the brain. When the neurons communicate with one another, it will process electrical signals which will pass from one neuron to another, releasing chemicals and neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine which is requires to pass the signals from one neuron to another at the synapse. As the age increases, degeneration of neurons and synapses occurs due to the development of too much plaques and tangles in the cerebral cortex and some subcortical

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    Pathogenesis of Myasthenia Gravis

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    dictionary: Myasthenia gravis is " a disorder of neuromuscular transmission marked by fluctuating weakness and fatigue of certain voluntary muscles, including those innervated by brainstem motor nuclei; caused by a marked reduction in the number of acetylcholine receptors in the postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction, resulting from an autoimmune mechanism."(8) Myasthenia gravis comes from the Greek and Latin words meaning "grave muscular weakness."(1) Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease

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    Butylcholinesterase Essay

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    An investigation of acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase and the effects of substrates and inhibitors on these enzymes. Introduction A major neurotransmitter of the signalling process from nerve cells to muscles is acetylcholine (ACh). A key function of ACh is muscle contraction, which occurs by a process where ACh acts on the postsynaptic membrane and causes a depolarisation of the post synaptic membrane. In muscle fibres, this excitatory postsynaptic potential spreads to adjacent parts

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    donor heart. And that was a practical way to prove that the nerve impulses are chemical transmission Initially, Dr. Loewi named the secreted substances as Vagusstoff and Acceleransstoff, but later, Henery Dale has proved that Vagusstoff is acetylcholine, and by the participation of Von Euler they have proved that Acceleransstoff is noradrenaline (x, date).

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    Neurotransmitter

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    One of the class of neurotransmitter is acetylcholine (2-acetoxy-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium) that are present on both central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS), particularly the autonomic nervous system of PNS. Nicholls (1994) stated that it is released within the pre- and post-ganglionic parasympathetic neurons, certain postganglionic sympathetic fibers, and preganglionic sympathetic neurons. On the other hand, with an assist from some associated neurons, it allows the activation

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    Α-Bungarotoxin Essay

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    α-bungarotoxin is a protein found in the venom of Krait Snake. Its mode of action is to inhibit acetylcholine on muscles in an irreversible way. When binding of acetylcholine takes place the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, which is a ligand-gated ion channel, is activated. The α-bungarotoxin competes with natural ligands to bind to acetylcholine receptors. Due to the binding of α-bungarotoxin instead of acetylcholine this creates an obstruction at the neuromuscular junctions. Due to the obstruction at

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    postsynaptic knob are separated by the synaptic cleft, a space that contains acetyl cholinesterase (AChE) and other proteins and proteoglycans involved in stabilizing the neuro-muscular junction. The postsynaptic knob has some deep infolds and, possess acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) (Bianca et al 20006)... ... middle of paper ... ...yasthenia gravis with the current tests. B R Thanvi Update on myasthenia gravis 1 T C N Lo...71 N Engl J Med 1994;330;1797-810 Autoimmune myasthenia

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