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Conroy, J. Lindstrom, unpublished). Curiously, mAb 35 and mAb 210, which are specific for the main immunogenic region on muscle AChR ACh-binding ( a ) subunits, bind t o (32 structural subunits of neuronal AChRs (Whiting et a1 1987a, Schoepfer et a1 1989). In native neuronal AChRs they bind only t o the a2p2 and a3p2 types and not t o the a4(32 type, even though this uses the same (32 structural subunit. mAb 270, raised to purified neuronal AChRs, binds to p2 structural subunits in all of these AChR subtypes (Whiting et a1 1987a).
The assembly of a4 subunits with (32 subunits in the neuronal receptor occludes the epitope on p2 that cross-reacts with the main immunogenic region, but a2 and a 3 subunits do not occlude this epitope. 1 x 10-5M), and negligible affinity for aBgt (Whiting et a1 1987a). g. mAb 270) contained small amounts of neuronal AChR subtype with a 3 ACh-binding subunits (W. Conroy, R. Schoepfer, J . Lindstrom, unpublished). mAbs to a bacterially expressed cDNA fragment corresponding to the large putative cytoplasmic domain of a 3 subunits faintly label on Western blots a band of the same apparent molecular weight as 122.
To understand neuronal nicotinic AChRs, it is important first to understand some basic features of nicotinic AChRs from muscles and electric organs. AChRs from Torpedo electric organs are composed of four kinds of subunits termed a , p, y and 6 in order of increasing apparent molecular weight (Lindstrom et al 1987). All of these subunits have similar, but distinct, amino acid sequences. This same nomenclature has been applied to the subunits of AChRs from fetal or denervated adult muscle, whereas synaptic AChRs from innervated adult muscle are thought to differ by the substitution of E subunits for the closely related y subunits of extrasynaptic AChRs of denervated muscle (Witzemann et a1 1987).