Muscle fiber and motor end plate involvement in the extraocular muscles of the myotonic mouse.

Abstract

The extraocular muscles of the C57BL/6Jdy-2j myotonic mouse were studied by phase and electron microscopy. The most susceptible ocular muscle was the levator palpebrae; the other muscles manifested scattered abnormalities to varying degrees. Central nucleation and fiber splitting were prominent. Junctional abnormalities consisted of a reduction in post… (More)

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