C J van den Oord

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It is not known whether or not satellite cell nuclei are more common in the vicinity of motor endplates than in extrasynaptic regions of human muscle, as in animals. If so, perisynaptic satellite cells may have a role in preserving neuromuscular function. We compared the frequencies of satellite cell nuclei and of myonuclei in perisynaptic and extrasynaptic(More)
We carried out a light and electron microscopic study on end plates and related structures in external intercostal muscles from subjects aged between 4 and 77 years. Light microscopically end plates maintained the same size, did not increase in number and showed no sprouting of terminal axons, all indicating that major compensatory histological changes to(More)
The aim of this study was to establish the time scale of developmental changes in innervation of skeletal muscle fibers in man. Specimens of thigh and intercostal muscle from 19 embryos and 18 infants were examined with histological methods which enabled the discrimination between fetal (gamma) and adult (epsilon) types of acetylcholine receptors (AChRs).(More)
We describe pathological alterations at the light microscopical and ultrastructural level of motor end plates and muscle fibres in 2 critically ill patients with generalized muscular atrophy and weakness. Axonal degeneration of intramuscular nerve fibres was not conspicuous. The sural nerve in one patient showed only minor abnormalities. There was a marked(More)
We studied 2 elderly sibs with a congenital form of myasthenia who had ptosis since early childhood. The extraocular muscles were weak and the proximal limb muscles became slowly weaker throughout life. Laboratory investigations of biopsies of intercostal muscle from these patients showed the following abnormalities: the amplitude of miniature end-plate(More)
The growth associated protein B-50 (GAP-43) is demonstrated in human intramuscular nerves and neuromuscular junctions by light microscopy and electron microscopy. Nearly all fetal endplates are shown to be immunoreactive for B-50. The percentage of B-50 positive endplates decreases significantly during the peri- and neonatal period, but in children and(More)
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