Synapse - ultimately cause respiratory failure o Affects 1...

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Synapse Myasthenia gravis o A neuromuscular disease that produces abnormal antibodies that binds to the acetylcholine receptors and prevents the Ach channel from opening and depolarizing muscle cells Antibodies eventually attack and destroy the ach receptor as well as parts of the postsynaptic membrane, causing permanent damage to the muscle Show weakness of muscles, speech production, slurring of speech, diaphragm muscle,
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Unformatted text preview: ultimately cause respiratory failure o Affects 1 out of 10,000 people. More common in women between 20-40 o No cure But, could provide drugs that inhibit the acetylcholinesterase to block activity of ach break down at the synapse. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2010 for the course MCB 240 taught by Professor Meisami during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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