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Each subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) contains two conserved cysteine residues, which are known to form a disulfide bond, in the N-terminal extracellular domain. The role of this retained structural feature in the biogenesis of the AChR was studied by expressing site-directed mutant alpha and beta subunits together with other normal(More)
The nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) from Torpedo electric organ and mouse muscles when expressed in Xenopus oocytes desensitize with different time courses. Initially, the role of cAMP-dependent phosphorylation on the gamma subunits in the different desensitization rates was investigated by expressing normal and mutant AChRs in the oocytes(More)
The role of the conserved N-glycosylation site on each subunit of the Torpedo acetylcholine receptor (AChR) in the biogenesis and function of the receptor was examined by expressing site-directed mutant subunits in Xenopus oocytes. Different mutant subunits caused different effects. The most striking effect was seen with the mutant gamma subunit which, when(More)
The role of the conserved carbohydrate moiety in the expression of complete acetylcholine receptor (AChR), alpha2 beta gamma delta was re-investigated by expressing additional site-directed mutant subunits, lacking an N-glycosylation site, in Xenopus oocytes. All mutant subunits were stably expressed and appeared to associate with other normal subunits;(More)
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