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Nicotinic Receptors at Neuromuscular Junction
 

Summary: Nicotinic Receptors at
Neuromuscular Junction
Hadi Tajalli
Acetylcholine is synthesized from
AcetylCoA (acetyl coenzyme A) + choline (dietary nutrient)
Acetylcholine is one of the first known neurotransmitter.
(Otto Loewi experiment 1921)
Neuromuscular Junction
Presynaptic side of NMJ
Presynaptic side of NMJ
Active zone
High concentration of synaptic
vesicles
Dense bar (to line up the
vesicles)
Mitochondria to provide the energy
for
Secretion
Reuptake of vesicles
Regulate the calcium in the

  

Source: Alford, Simon - Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine