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Neurosci Lett. 1987 Jul 22;78(2):156-60.

Fast axonal transport of acetylcholinesterase in rat sciatic motoneurons is enhanced following prolonged daily running, but not following swimming.


The effects of increases in neuronal activity on fast axonal transport of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in sciatic motoneurons were studied by subjecting rats to daily running or swimming training (8 weeks). Net accumulation of AChE activity proximal and distal to a ligature served to evaluate orthograde and retrograde transport. Results showed that runners had greater orthograde and retrograde transport of AChE as compared to control animals, while no changes were found in swimmers. These adaptations in the runners were caused by the long-term nature of the training regimen since an acute exercise session had no effect on AChE transport. The observed changes may be attributed to an increase in the mobile fraction of AChE in the motoneurons. Since swimming training had no effect on transport but entails a high level of neuronal activity, it is suggested that increased impulse activity is not the factor mediating the adaptations in axonal transport of AChE which resulted from running training.

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