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In vivo approaches to neuromuscular structure and function.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9379959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Approaches that permit direct observation and manipulation of skeletal muscle and its innervation in living animals will continue to contribute to our understanding of neural influences on muscle function in developing and mature animals. Understanding how motor neurons interact with each other, with supporting cells such as Schwann cells, and with their target muscle fibers are fundamental issues in neuroscience, as similar mechanisms are likely to underlie the formation and plasticity of synaptic connections in the less easily accessible central nervous system.
R J Balice-Gordon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in cell biology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0091-679X     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Cell Biol.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-12     Completed Date:  1997-11-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373334     Medline TA:  Methods Cell Biol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104-6074, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Culture Techniques / methods
Muscles / innervation*
Neuromuscular Junction* / physiology,  ultrastructure
Physiology / methods

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