Antibodies to nucleic acids in myasthenia gravis

M. Eric Gershwin, Wieslaw Glinski, Adam N. Bender, Steven P. Ringel, Alfred D. Steinberg, W. King Engel

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Abstract

An increased frequency of antibodies to native DNA, thymocytes, and striated muscle was found in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG). The prevalence of such antibodies lends considerable support to the concept of MG as an autoimmune disorder and militates in favor of major abnormalities in the thymic dependent immune system. There was no correlation between scrum-blocking activity to acetylcholine receptor protein and antibodies to thymocytes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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