Jan 1, 1976

Neuro-muscular synapse ultrastructure in the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

Biulleten' eksperimental'noĭ biologii i meditsiny
L L BabakovaO M Pozdniakov

Abstract

A study was made of the ultrastructure of the neuro-muscular synapses in the patients with the myasthenic Lambert-Eaton syndrome. Most of the synapses displayed an increased content of synaptic vesicles in the axon terminals, and the anastomosing synaptic folds were increased in number and depth. Local destructive changes were found in the terminals of some synapses. The data obtained confirmed the fact that this syndrome was underlied by disorder of the transmitter release from the presynaptic structures.

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Presynaptic Terminals
Synaptic Vesicles
Myopathy
Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
Synapses
Muscle
Neurohormones
Bronchial Neoplasms
Nerve-Muscle Preparation

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