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Crude brain extract (100,000 g supernate from newborn or fetal rat brain homogenate) was studied for its effects on the number and distribution of acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) on myotubes of the L5 cloned myogenic cell line and compared to that of rat primary cultures. Gamma counting, light autoradiography and scanning electron microscopic(More)
INTRODUCTION The rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovium is characterised by the presence of an aggressive population of activated synovial fibroblasts (RASFs) that are prominently involved in the destruction of articular cartilage and bone. Accumulating evidence suggests that RASFs are relatively resistant to Fas-ligand (FasL)-induced apoptosis, but the data(More)
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