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Myasthenia Gravis: Disease Mechanism and Immunointervention / Edition 1

Myasthenia Gravis: Disease Mechanism and Immunointervention / Edition 1

by Premkumar Christadoss


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792362784
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 08/31/2000
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgement. I: Mechanisms of Disease. 1. Current Concepts on the Structure of Acetylcholine Receptor with Relevance to Myasthenia gravis and Experimental Autoimmune Myasthenia gravis Pathogenesis; S.J. Tzartos. 2. Tolerance of a Transgenic Self Antigen Expressed in the Thymus: Implication for Myasthenia gravis; A.-M. Salmon, et al. 3. Low Levels of Acetylcholine Receptor Delta-subunit Message and Protein in Human Thymus Suggests the Occurrence of 'Triplet Receptors' in Thymic Myoid Cells; A. Marx, et al. 4. Aberrant Encounter of Acetylcholine Receptor-Expressing Cells with the Lymphoid Infiltrates in the Thymus of Myasthenia gravis Patients; I. Roxannis, et al. 5. Expression of the Acetylcholine Receptor alpha-subunit Gene is Associated with Paraneoplastic Myasthenia gravisin Mixed Thymoma; S. Gutsche, et al. 6. Abnormal Thymocyte Development and Neurofilament-Reactive Thymocytes in Thymoma; V. Hoffacker, et al. 7. Cellular Mechanisms of Target Antigen Attack in Experimental Autoimmune Myasthenia gravis; M.A. Poussin, P. Christadoss. 8. Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor CD4+ T Cells in Myasthenia gravis: Epitope Repertoire and T Cell Receptor Gene Usage; B.M. Conti-Fine, et al. 9. Molecular Mechanisms of MHC Associations with Myasthenia gravis; P. Hjelmström, C.B. Sanjeevi. 10. Non-MHC Genetic Polymorphisms in Human Autoimmune Myasthenia gravis; A.K. Lefvert, et al. 11. Experimental Myasthenia gravis in Mice: The Role of Costimulatory Molecules; Fu-Dong Shi, et al. 12. Passive Myasthenia gravis Induced in SCID Mice by Transfer of Blood Cells from Myasthenic Patients; Zeng-Yu Wang, etal. 13. Evidence for an Upregulation of Acetylcholine Receptor Messenger Subunits Triggered by Antibody-Mediated Receptor Internalization in Human Myasthenia gravis Muscles; T. Guyon, et al. II: Immunointervention. 14 Oral Administration of Peptide T&agr;146-162 Prevents EAMG in Mice; F. Baggi, et al. 15. Protective Role of Th2 Cells in Mouse Experimental Myasthenia gravis; P.I. Karachunski, et al. 16. Antigen-Specific Therapy of Experimental Autoimmune Myasthenia gravis: Mucosal Tolerance with Recombinant Fragments of the Human Acetylcholine Receptor; S. Fuchs, et al. 17. Immunomodulation of Myasthenia gravis Associated Autoimmune Responses by an Altered Peptide Ligand: Mechanisms of Actions; M. Pass-Rozner, et al. 18. Antigen-Specific Immunointervention in Experimental Myasthenia gravis; Caishu Deng, P. Christadoss. Index.

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