Adenosine Triphosphate: ‘Pre-transmitter’, Co-transmitter or Modulator at the Skeletal Muscle?

  • Edith Heilbronn
  • Johan Häggblad
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Burnstock (1982) has summarized evidence suggesting that adenosine triphosphate (ATP) acts as a co-transmitter or neuromodulator in a variety of tissues. This paper concerns ATP and the neuromuscular junction of skeletal muscle and also the embryonic muscle cell, represented by cultured myotubes.


Synaptic Vesicle Neuromuscular Junction Adenosine Triphosphate Transmitter Release Electric Organ 
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  • Edith Heilbronn
  • Johan Häggblad

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