Histometric and electron cytochemical study of muscle in the dystrophic mouse.

@article{Banker1979HistometricAE,
  title={Histometric and electron cytochemical study of muscle in the dystrophic mouse.},
  author={Betty Q. Banker and N S Hirst and C Susan Chester and R Y Fok},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1979},
  volume={317},
  pages={115-31}
}
A histometric analysis of the alterations at the motor end plate in dystrophic Bar Harbor mice has been performed. In both forms of mouse dystrophy, simplification and focal atrophy of the junctional folds and retraction of the nerve terminal represented the significant changes. The postsynaptic alterations were similar to those described in Duchenne dystrophy. In constrast, the presence of presynaptic alterations in these mice indicated the presence of both a neural and a muscular abnormality… CONTINUE READING