Acetylcholine release at neuromuscular junctions of adult tottering mice is controlled by N-(cav2.2) and R-type (cav2.3) but not L-type (cav1.2) Ca2+ channels.

@article{Pardo2006AcetylcholineRA,
  title={Acetylcholine release at neuromuscular junctions of adult tottering mice is controlled by N-(cav2.2) and R-type (cav2.3) but not L-type (cav1.2) Ca2+ channels.},
  author={Nicole E. Pardo and Ravindra K. Hajela and William D. Atchison},
  journal={The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={319 3},
  pages={1009-20}
}
The mutation in the alpha(1A) subunit gene of the P/Q-type (Ca(v)2.1) Ca(2+) channel present in tottering (tg) mice causes ataxia and motor seizures that resemble absence epilepsy in humans. P/Q-type Ca(2+)channels are primarily involved in acetylcholine (ACh) release at mammalian neuromuscular junctions. Unmasking of L-type (Ca(v)1.1-1.2) Ca(2+) channels… CONTINUE READING