Mammalian muscle acetylcholine receptor: a supramolecular structure formed by four related proteins

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Science  17 Dec 1982:
Vol. 218, Issue 4578, pp. 1227-1229
DOI: 10.1126/science.7146904


The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor has been purified from fetal calf muscle. Amino terminal amino acid sequence data indicate that the mammalian receptor is formed from closely related but distinct subunits. A cytoskeletal component, actin, may be associated with the receptor.

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