The Interactions Between the Cholinergic Receptor, the 43K (νl) and Cytoskeletal Proteins in the Postsynaptic Domain of Torpedo Marmorata Electric Organ

  • Jean Cartaud
  • Hoang-Oanh Nghiêm
  • Catherine Kordeli
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 99)


The postsynaptic membrane of the adult neuromuscular junction, and the closely related electromotor synapse of electric fishes, both contain an exceptional concentration of acetylcholine receptors (Ach-R). These molecules form regular arrays in the plane of the membrane, are strongly immobilized and are metabolically very stable. As a consequence, postsynaptic Ach-R clusters are maintained for a long period following denervation.


Neuromuscular Junction Postsynaptic Membrane Postsynaptic Density Electric Organ Membrane Fragment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Cartaud
    • 1
  • Hoang-Oanh Nghiêm
    • 1
    • 2
  • Catherine Kordeli
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Microscopie Electronique Institut Jacques MonodUniversité Paris VIIParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.Neurobiologie Moléculaire et Laboratoire Associé au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Interactions moléculaires et cellulairesInstitut PasteurParisFrance

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