Retinal neurons lack an acetylcholine receptor aggregating factor.

Spinal cord neurons form stable synapses on muscle cells in culture, whereas retinal neurons, an inappropriate presynaptic partner for muscle cells, form synapses that are transient. We have hypothesized that a trophic influence of neurons on muscle is involved in the stabilization of synapses. Because other neural tissues that form stable synapses on… CONTINUE READING