Acetylcholine receptor number and the acetylcholinesterase activity have been studied in organ-cultured chick ciliary ganglia. Receptor number decreases progressively reaching minimum value after two days of culture. Acetylcholinesterase activity decreases slowly reaching at day 3 the 75% of the original value. The biological significance of these data is discussed in relation to the ganglion disconnection from the periphery and from the central nervous system.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] [Acetylcholine receptors and acetylcholinesterase activity in cultured chick ciliary ganglia]|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETA' ITALIANA DI BIOLOGIA SPERIMENTALE|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|
- Ganglia, Parasympathetic
- Organ Culture Techniques
- Receptors, Cholinergic