Aging of Cholinergic Synapses in the Peripheral Autonomic Nervous System

  • M. Marchi
  • E. Giacobini
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 25)


Aging of Cholinergic Synapses: Some Basic Questions

Only a limited amount of information is available about biochemistry and the pharmacology of aging synapses in the nervous system. The majority of data reported in the literature refer to the central nervous system (CNS) and not to the peripheral nervous system. Although there seems to be a general tendency toward a decrease in several neurochemical parameters such as enzyme activity (13,19,43), receptor binding (31), or neurotransmitter levels (cf. 23,26), the results are sometimes contradictory.


AChE Activity Cholinergic Synapse Ciliary Ganglion Preganglionic Fiber Neurochemical Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Marchi
    • 1
  • E. Giacobini
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Neuropsychopharmacology Department of Biobehavioral SciencesUniversity of Connecticut StorrsConnecticutUSA

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