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Botulism can cause muscle weakness, paralysis and the

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Botulism can cause muscle weakness, paralysis and the

Botulism can cause muscle weakness, paralysis and the inability to breath. This is due to the action of botulinum toxin, which cleaves SNARES in affected cells. What process in affected cells is blocked by the destruction of SNARES? The initial tethering of neurotransmitter-filled secretory vesicles at the membrane. Fusion of secretory vesicles to the plasma membrane and neurotransmitter release. Endocytosis of neurotransmitters for reuse. Transport of neurotransmitter-filled secretory vesicles towards the membrane.

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