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Dysfunction of Neuromuscular Synapses in the Genetic Model of Alzheimer’s Disease.

A new interesting article has been published in Bull Exp Biol Med. 2018 Sep;165(5):669-673. doi: 10.1007/s10517-018-4238-z. Epub 2018 Sep 25. and titled:

Dysfunction of Neuromuscular Synapses in the Genetic Model of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Authors of this article are:
Mukhamedyarov MA Grigor’ev PN Ushanova EA Zefirov TL Leushina AV Zefirov AL.

A summary of the article is shown below:
The function of synaptic transmission and presynaptic vesicular cycle in the neuromuscular synapses of the diaphragm was studied in transgenic APP/PS1 mice (Alzheimer’s disease model). The decrease in the quantal content of end-plate potential, intense depression of the amplitude of terminal plate potentials under conditions of lasting high frequency stimulation (50 Hz), a drastic prolongation of the synaptic vesicle recycling time in APP/PS1 mice in comparison with wild type mice were detected. Manifest dysfunction of the neuromuscular synapses, caused by disordered neurosecretion and recycling of the synaptic vesicles in the presynaptic nerve endings, was detected in the Alzheimer’s disease model on transgenic APP/PS1 mice. The study supplemented the notions on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease as a systemic disease, while the detected phenomena could just partially explain the development of motor disorders in this disease.

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