Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

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December 1981

Volume 377 Myasthenia Gravis: Pathophysiology and Management

Pages xiii–xvi, 1–898

    1. INTRODUCTION MYASTHENIA GRAVIS-RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT (pages xiii–xvi)

      David Grob

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33720.x

  1. Part I. Characterization of Acetylcholine Receptor and Antibodies

    1. Top of page
    2. Part I. Characterization of Acetylcholine Receptor and Antibodies
    3. Part II. Effect of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies on Acetylcholine Receptor Structure and Function
    4. Part III. Properties and Serum Levels of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies in Myasthenic Patients
    5. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    6. Part V. Electrophysiologic Studies in Myasthenia Gravis
    7. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    8. Part VII. Poster Papers
    1. STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR MOLECULE STUDIED USING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES (pages 1–19)

      Jon Lindstrom, Socrates Tzartos and William Gullick

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33721.x

    2. IDENTIFICATION OF THE ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR IN DIFFERENT MEMBRANE SPECIES (pages 20–37)

      Rebeca Tarrab-Hazdai

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33722.x

    3. FREEZE-FRACTURE, LABELLED-REPLICA, AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF JUNCTIONAL FOLD DESTRUCTION IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS AND EXPERIMENTAL AUTOIMMUNE MYSTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 38–60)

      John E. Rash, C. Sue Hudson, Edson X. Albuquerque, Mohyee E. Eldefrawi, Richard F. Mayer, William F. Graham, Timothy J. A. Johnson and F. Dennis Giddings

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33723.x

    4. KINETIC ANALYSIS OF ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTORS (ACHR) IN NORMAL AND MYASTHENIC HUMAN MUSCLE (pages 61–76)

      B. R. F. Lecky and J. A. Morgan-Hughes

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33724.x

    5. MONOCLONAL HYBRIDOMA ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES: ANTIBODY SPECIFICITY AND EFFECT OF PASSIVE TRANSFER (pages 97–109)

      Christopher M. Gomez, David P. Richman, Steven A. Burres, Barry G. W. Arnason, Philip W. Berman and Frank W. Fitch

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33726.x

    6. ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR: MOLECULAR DISSECTION AND MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES IN THE STUDY OF EXPERIMENTAL MY ASTHENIA (pages 110–124)

      Sara Fuchs, Daniel Bartfeld, Daria Mochly-Rosen, Miri Souroujon and Carmela Feingold

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33727.x

    7. INTERACTION OF HUMAN ANTIBODY AND MURINE MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY WITH MUSCLE ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR (pages 143–157)

      Donard S. Dwyer, John F. Kearney, Ronald J. Bradley, George E. Kemp and Shin J. Oh

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33729.x

  2. Part II. Effect of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies on Acetylcholine Receptor Structure and Function

    1. Top of page
    2. Part I. Characterization of Acetylcholine Receptor and Antibodies
    3. Part II. Effect of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies on Acetylcholine Receptor Structure and Function
    4. Part III. Properties and Serum Levels of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies in Myasthenic Patients
    5. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    6. Part V. Electrophysiologic Studies in Myasthenia Gravis
    7. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    8. Part VII. Poster Papers
    1. THE IMMUNOPATHOLOGY OF ACQUIRED MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 158–174)

      Andrew G. Engel, Ko Sahashi and Guido Fumagalli

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33730.x

    2. ANTIBODY-MEDIATED MECHANISMS OF ACh RECEPTOR LOSS IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: CLINICAL RELEVACE (pages 175–188)

      Daniel B. Drachman, Robert N. Adams, Lorraine F. Josifek, Alan Pestronk and Elis F. Stanley

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33731.x

    3. THE EFFECTS OF CARBAMYLCHOLINE, CALCIUM, AND CYCLIC NUCLEOTIDES ON ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR SYNTHESIS IN CULTURED MYOTUBES (pages 189–197)

      Stanley H. Appel, James C. Blosser, James L. McManaman, Tetsuo Ashizawa and Stanton B. Elias

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33732.x

    4. INFLUENCE OF ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN ON THE IN VITRO AND IN VIVO IMMUNE RESPONSE TO ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR (pages 208–221)

      Talma Brenner, Oded Abramsky and Robert P. Lisak

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33734.x

    5. FACTORS IN THE PRODUCTION OF EXPERIMENTAL AUTOIMMUNE MYASTHENIA GRAVIS IN ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR IMMUNIZED RABBITS (pages 222–236)

      W. D. Niemi, W. L. Nastuk, H. W. Chang, O. J. Plescia and A. M. Plescia

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33735.x

    6. FACTORS AFFECTING THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF DIFFERENT STRAINS OF MICE TO EXPERIMENTAL MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 237–257)

      Phillip W. Berman, Jim Patrick, Stephen Heinemann, F. George Klier and Joe Henry Steinbach

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33736.x

    7. GENETIC CONTROL OF AUTOIMMUNITY TO ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTORS: ROLE OF Ia MOLECULES (pages 258–277)

      Premkumar Christadoss, Vanda A. Lennon, Christopher J. Krco, Edward H. Lambert and Chella S. David

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33737.x

    8. THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES IN EXPERIMENTAL AUTOIMMUNE MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 278–291)

      Alan Pestronk and Daniel B. Drachman

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33738.x

  3. Part III. Properties and Serum Levels of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies in Myasthenic Patients

    1. Top of page
    2. Part I. Characterization of Acetylcholine Receptor and Antibodies
    3. Part II. Effect of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies on Acetylcholine Receptor Structure and Function
    4. Part III. Properties and Serum Levels of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies in Myasthenic Patients
    5. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    6. Part V. Electrophysiologic Studies in Myasthenia Gravis
    7. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    8. Part VII. Poster Papers
    1. PATTERNS OF ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY FLUCTUATION IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 292–306)

      Marjorie E. Seybold and Jon M. Lindstrom

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33739.x

    2. PROPERTIES AND SERUM LEVELS OF SPECIFIC POPULATIONS OF ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 307–315)

      Bernard W. Fulpius, Ann Kari Lefvert, Sylvia Cuénoud and Alain Mourey

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33740.x

    3. PATIENT-SPECIFIC ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY PATTERNS IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 332–341)

      R. Harrison, G. G. Lunt, H. Morris, T. Savage Marengo and P. O. Behan

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33742.x

    4. MULTIPLE FORMS OF ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 342–359)

      Tom Mittag, Tobias Massa, Peter Kornfeld, Angelos Papatestas, Adam Bender and Gabriel Genkins

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33743.x

    5. THE DETECTION OF ANTI-CHOLINESTERASE ANTIBODIES IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 360–371)

      Terry M. Phillips, Herbert J. Manz, Frederick A. Smith, H. Ari Jaffe and Stanley L. Cohan

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33744.x

    6. AUTOANTIBODIES AND HLA ANTIGENS IN OCULAR, GENERALIZED AND PENICILLAMINE-INDUCED MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 372–384)

      R. L. Dawkins, F. T. Christiansen and M. J. Garlepp

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33745.x

  4. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis

    1. Top of page
    2. Part I. Characterization of Acetylcholine Receptor and Antibodies
    3. Part II. Effect of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies on Acetylcholine Receptor Structure and Function
    4. Part III. Properties and Serum Levels of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies in Myasthenic Patients
    5. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    6. Part V. Electrophysiologic Studies in Myasthenia Gravis
    7. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    8. Part VII. Poster Papers
    1. COMPARATIVE IMMUNOGLOBULIN SYNTHESIS BY BLOOD LYMPHOCYTES OF MYASTHENICS AND NORMALS (pages 385–392)

      Arnold I. Levinson, Agnes Dziarski, Robert P. Lisak, Burton Zweiman, Anne Moskovitz, Talma Brenner and Oded Abramsky

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33746.x

    2. ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY SYNTHESIS BY CULTURED LYMPHOCYTES IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS: THYMIC AND PERIPHERAL BLOOD CELL INTERACTIONS (pages 393–402)

      John Newsom-Davis, Nick Willcox, Glenis Scadding, Linda Calder and Angela Vincent

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33747.x

    3. IMMUNOREGULATION OF TOTAL IgC SYNTHESIS IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 403–410)

      R. E. Kelley, J. C. Keesey, V. Goymerac, S. B. Larrick, D. Kebo and D. Buffkin

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33748.x

    4. SURFACE ULTRASTRUCTURE AND MICROVISCOSITY OF LYMPHOCYTE MEMBRANES IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 411–426)

      Shigeru Arimori, Kenji Koriyama, Yozo Shimizu and Kazuko Hiramatsu

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33749.x

    5. NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ON HUMAN LYMPHOCYTES (pages 427–435)

      David P. Richman, Jack P. Antel, James B. Burns and Barry G. W. Arnason

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33750.x

    6. LYMPHOCYTE BINDING ANTIBODIES AND SUPPRESSOR CELL ACTIVITY IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 436–446)

      Ronald P. Mischak and Peter C. Dau

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33751.x

    7. CLINICAL AND IMMUNOLOGIC CORRELATIONS IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS: MEASUREMENT OF CON A STIMULATED SUPPRESSOR CELL ACTIVITY (pages 447–454)

      Susan M. Koethe, Ann Cook, Daniel P. McQuillen and Michael P. McQuillen

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33752.x

    8. THYMIC MYOGENESIS, T-LYMPHOCYTES AND THE PATHOGENESIS OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 455–476)

      H. Wekerle, R. Hohlfeld, U.-P. Ketelsen, J. R. Kalden and I. Kalies

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33753.x

    9. IDENTIFICATION OF HUMAN THYMIC EPITHELIAL CELLS WITH ANTIBODIES TO THYMOSIN α1, IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 477–485)

      Marinos C. Dalakas, W. King Engel, John E. McClure, Allan L. Goldstein and Valerie Askanas

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33754.x

    10. POTENTIAL ROLE OF THYMOSIN IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES (pages 486–495)

      Allan L. Goldstein, Marion M. Zatz, Teresa L. K. Low and Robert Jacobs

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33755.x

  5. Part V. Electrophysiologic Studies in Myasthenia Gravis

    1. Top of page
    2. Part I. Characterization of Acetylcholine Receptor and Antibodies
    3. Part II. Effect of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies on Acetylcholine Receptor Structure and Function
    4. Part III. Properties and Serum Levels of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies in Myasthenic Patients
    5. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    6. Part V. Electrophysiologic Studies in Myasthenia Gravis
    7. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    8. Part VII. Poster Papers
    1. RECENT ADVANCES IN THE MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL MODELS OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 496–518)

      E. X. Albuquerque, J. E. Warnick, R. F. Mayer, A. T. Eldefrawi and M. E. Eldefrawi

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33756.x

    2. EFFECTS OF DRUGS AND ANTIBODIES ON THE POST-SYNAPTIC MEMBRANE OF THE NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION (pages 519–543)

      Klaus Peper, Raimund Sterz and Ronald J. Bradley

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33757.x

    3. INTERCOSTAL MUSCLE BIOPSY STUDIES IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: CLINICAL CORRELATIONS AND THE DIRECT EFFECTS OF DRUGS AND MYASTHENIC SERUM (pages 544–566)

      Donald B. Sanders, Yong I. Kim, James F. Howard Jr., T. R. Johns and William H. Muller Jr.

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33758.x

    4. HOW TO VALIDATE MYSTHENIA GRAVIS IN THE PATIENT WITH A DIAGNOSTIC PROBLEM (pages 583–605)

      John E. Desmedt

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33760.x

    5. NEUROMUSCULAR SAFETY MARGIN: GENETICAL, IMMUNOLOGICAL AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS IN RELATIVES OF MYASTHENIC PATIENTS: A PRELIMINARY REPORT (pages 606–613)

      Ritva Pirskanen, Kurt Bergstrom, Lennart Hammarström, Evert Knutsson, Ann-Kari Lefvert, Georg Matell, Bengt Y. Nilsson and C. I. Edvard Smith

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33761.x

    6. STUDIES ON THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CHRONIC D-PENICILLAMINE-INDUCED MYASTHENIA (pages 640–651)

      Steven A. Burres, Miriam E. Kanter, David P. Richman and Barry G. W. Arnason

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33763.x

  6. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis

    1. Top of page
    2. Part I. Characterization of Acetylcholine Receptor and Antibodies
    3. Part II. Effect of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies on Acetylcholine Receptor Structure and Function
    4. Part III. Properties and Serum Levels of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies in Myasthenic Patients
    5. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    6. Part V. Electrophysiologic Studies in Myasthenia Gravis
    7. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    8. Part VII. Poster Papers
    1. THE NATURAL COURSE OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS AND EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC MEASURES (pages 652–669)

      David Grob, Norman G. Brunner and Tatsuji Namba

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33764.x

    2. ASPECTS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: CRISIS AND DEATH (pages 670–677)

      Michael S. Cohen and David Younger

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33765.x

    3. OBSERVATIONS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS AND THE EFFECT OF THYMECTOMY (pages 678–690)

      Hans J. Oosterhuis

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33766.x

    4. EFFECT OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE DRUGS (AZATHIOPRINE) (pages 691–699)

      H. G. Mertens, G. Hertel, P. Reuther and K. Ricker

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33767.x

    5. EFFELCT OF PLASMAPHERESIS IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 709–724)

      V. P. Perlo, B. T. Shahani, C. E. Huggins, J. Hunt, K. Kosinski and F. Potts

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33769.x

    6. EFFECT OF PLASMAPHERESIS IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS 1978-1980 (pages 725–728)

      Marcelo R. Olarte, Richard S. Schoenfeldt, Audrey S. Penn, Robert E. Lovelace and Lewis P. Rowland

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33770.x

    7. PLASMA EXCHANGE ALONE AS THERAPY FOR MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 729–743)

      John Keesey, Donald Buffkin, Donald Kebo, Winston Ho and Christian Herrmann Jr.

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33771.x

    8. SPLENIC AND TOTAL-BODY IRRADIATION TREATMENT OF MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 744–754)

      W. King Engel, Allen S. Lichter and Marinos C. Dalakas

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33772.x

    9. COMPARISON OF THE RESULTS OF TRANSSTERNAL IMPLE, TRANSCERVICAL SIMPLE, AND EXTENDED THYMECTOMY (pages 755–765)

      Akira Masaoka and Yasumasa Monden

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33773.x

    10. COMPARISON OF THE RESULTS OF THE TRANSCERVICAL AND TRANSSTERNAL THYMECTOMY IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 766–778)

      Angelos E. Papatestas, Gabriel Genkins and Peter Kornfeld

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33774.x

    11. THE EFFECT OF ANTI-THYMOCYTE ANTISERUM IN PROGRESSIVE MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 779–785)

      Bernard Pirofsky

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33775.x

    12. THYMIC ABNORMALITIES: ANTIGEN OR ANTIBODY? RESPONSE TO THYMECTOMY IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 786–804)

      Audrey S. Penn, Alfred Jaretzki III, Marianne Wolff, Hai Won Chang and Virginia Tennyson

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33776.x

  7. Part VII. Poster Papers

    1. Top of page
    2. Part I. Characterization of Acetylcholine Receptor and Antibodies
    3. Part II. Effect of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies on Acetylcholine Receptor Structure and Function
    4. Part III. Properties and Serum Levels of Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies in Myasthenic Patients
    5. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    6. Part V. Electrophysiologic Studies in Myasthenia Gravis
    7. Part IV. Lymphocytes and Thymocytes in Myasthenia Gravis
    8. Part VII. Poster Papers
    1. SACCADIC EYE MOVEMENTS IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (page 805)

      L. A. Abel, R. B. Daroff, D. Schmidt and L. F. Dell'Osso

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33777.x

    2. SPECIFICITIES OF ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES (pages 806–807)

      Oded Abramsky, Anat Zelinsky, Itzhak Virgin, Talma Brenner and Robert P. Lisakt

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33778.x

    3. KINETICS OF TRANSMITTER RELEASE IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS AND RELATED DISORDERS (pages 808–809)

      J. Bergmans and N. Rosselle

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33779.x

    4. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 810–811)

      P. Bergonzi, S. Mazza, G. Mennuni, M. Morante, D. Sollazzo and C. Scoppetta

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33780.x

    5. LONG-TERM CORRELATION OF CLINICAL COURSE AND ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY IN PATIENTS WITH MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 812–815)

      U. A. Besinger, K. V. Toyka, K. Heininger, A. Fateh-Moghadam, F. Schumm, P. Sandel and K. L. Birnberger

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33781.x

    6. PLASMA CONCENTRATION AND URINARY ELIMINATION OF NEOSTIGMINE AFTER INTRAMUSCULAR ADMINISTRATION TO MYASTHENIC PATIENTS (pages 816–817)

      T. N. Calvey, N. E. Williams, K. Chan, A. Dehghan and S. M. Somani

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33782.x

    7. IMMUNOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN THYMIC BIOPSIES IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: THYMIC IMMUNOHISTOLOGY AND MITOGEN REACTIVITY (pages 818–820)

      B. Christensson, P. Biberfeld, G. Matell, C. I. E. Smith and L. Hammarström

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33783.x

    8. THE SEARCH FOR AN IMAGE OF THE THYMUS: MEDICAL PROGRESS? (pages 821–822)

      Cheryl M. Coffin, Michael P. McQuillen and James B. Peter

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33784.x

    9. T-LYMPHOCYTE INVOLVEMENT IN THE IMMUNE RESPONSE AGAINST ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 823–824)

      B. Conti-Tronconi, A. Scotti and F. Clementi

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33785.x

    10. INCREASED RATE OF DEGRADATION OF ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR INDUCED BY SERA OF MYASTHENIA PATIENTS (pages 825–827)

      B. Conti-Tronconi, A. Brigonzi, E. Sher, G. Fumagalli, G. Piccolo and F. Clementi

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33786.x

    11. PLASMAPHERESIS AND IMMUNOSUPPRESSION IN THE MYASTHENIC SYNDROME: (LAMBERT-EATON SYNDROME) (pages 828–829)

      Eric H. Denys, Peter C. Dau and William W. Hofmann

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33787.x

    12. IN VITRO SELECTION OF RAT AUTOIMMUNE HELPER T-LYMPHOCYTES SPECIFIC FOR ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR (AChR) (pages 831–832)

      Reinhard Hohlfeld, Inge Kalies, Uwe-Peter Ketelsen, Jochen R. Kalden and Hartmut Wekerle

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33789.x

    13. THYMOCYTES AND SERUM ANTIBODIES TO NUCLEIC ACIDS IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 833–834)

      Shih-Wen Huang, Julie Yang, Richard F. Mayer and Anthony Moulton

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33790.x

    14. SINGLE MUSCLE FIBER RECORDINGS IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (page 835)

      Charles K. Jablecki, Marjorie E. Seybold and Jon Lindstrom

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33791.x

    15. BINDING CHARACTERISTICS OF ANTIBODIES FROM MYASTHENIC PATIENTS STUDIED WITH MONOCLONAL ANTI-RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES (pages 836–837)

      Richard W. James, Ann-Kari Lefvert, Christine Alliod and Bernard W. Fulpius

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33792.x

    16. CONCANAVALIN A INDUCED SUPPRESSOR CELLS IN THE PERIPHERAL BLOOD OF MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS PATIENTS (pages 838–839)

      H. J. Salzner, N. Schmiedel, K. F. Druschky, J. Kalies and J. R. Kalden

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33793.x

    17. POSSIBLE DIRECT EFFECTS OF CORTICOSTEROIDS IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 840–841)

      Remy S. Leeuwin, Robin D. Veldsema-Currie, Hendrik Van Wilgenburg and Maria Ottenhof

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33794.x

    18. PROTECTION OF END PLATES BY FAB FRAGMENTS FROM HUMAN MYASTHENIC IGG IN THE MOUSE TRANSFER MODEL (pages 842–843)

      B. Löwenadler, K. V. Toyka, K. Heininger, U. A. Besinger and E. Heilbronn

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33795.x

    19. FOLLOW UP COMPARISON OF SUPRASTERNAL VS. TRANSSTERNAL METHOD FOR THYMECTOMY IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 844–845)

      Georg Matell, Gustaf Lebram, Per Olof Osterman and Ritva Pirskanen

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33796.x

    20. EFFECT OF MAMMALIAN ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR FAB FRAGMENTS ON RECEPTOR-RICH MEMBRANE VESICLES (pages 846–847)

      M. Martinez-Carrion, M. Farach and M. Mihovilovic

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33797.x

    21. THYMOCYTE SUBSET IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS PATIENTS (pages 850–851)

      P. Musiani, L. Lauriola, A. Carbone, M. Piantelli, P. Tonali, A. Evoli and C. Scoppetta

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33799.x

    22. HUMAN MOTOR END-PLATE CHOLINESTERASE ACTIVITY AND THE EFFECT OF ANTICHOLINESTERASE COMPOUNDS (pages 852–853)

      Tatsuji Namba, Shinya Tada, Masafumi Fujii and David Grob

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33800.x

    23. ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES IN MYASTHENIC SERUM AND THYMUS: THEIR CORRESPONDENCE AND DISCREPANCY WITH CLINICAL CONDITIONS (pages 854–855)

      H. Nishitani, M. Ohta, F. Matsubara, T. Konishi, S. Kuno, K. Ohta and T. Shirai

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33801.x

    24. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY TITER AND THE CLINICAL STATUS IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 856–857)

      C. W. Olanow, R. J. Lane and A. D. Roses

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33802.x

    25. NEONATAL MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS: THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF THE THYMIC GLAND (page 858)

      C. W. Olanow, R. J. Lane and A. D. Roses

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33803.x

    26. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHANGES IN ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY CONCENTRATION AND DISEASE SEVERITY IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 859–861)

      Pieter C. Limburg, Els Hummel, Hauw The and Hans J. Oosterhuis

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33804.x

    27. PREDICTING RESPIRATORY FAILURE FOLLOWING THYMECTOMY (pages 862–863)

      F. K. Orkin, S. R. Leventhal and R. A. Hirsh

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33805.x

    28. POLYMYOSITIS AND A MYASTHENIC SYNDROME (pages 864–866)

      Jack H. Petajan

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33806.x

    29. LEVAMISOLE TREATMENT DOES NOT AFFECT EMGTESTED NEUROMUSCULAR TRANSMISSION IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 867–868)

      P. Pinelli, V. Cosi, G. Piccolo, G. Ippoliti, M. Lombardi and G. Sandrini

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33807.x

    30. PLASMA EXCHANGE AND IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE DRUGS IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 869–871)

      Paul Reuther, D. Wiebecke, G. Hertel and K. Ricker

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33808.x

    31. INCIDENCE OF HLA B8, ANTI-ACHR ANTIBODIES AND CURARE SENSITIVITY IN 15 CASES OF FAMILIAL MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS AND THEIR RELATIVES (pages 872–873)

      Paul Reuther, G. Hertel, B. W. Fulpius, K. Ricker and H. G. Mertens

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33809.x

    32. REPETITIVE PROXIMAL NERVE STIMULATION AND SYSTEMIC CURARE TEST IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 877–878)

      Kenneth W. Ricker, Gunter Hertel, Paul Reuther and Hans G. Mertens

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33811.x

    33. PROLACTIN, GONADOTROPIN AND TSH SECRETION IN PATIENTS WITH MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (page 880)

      M. S. Shapiro, E. Kott, E. Weiss, R. Taragan and A. Gutman

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33813.x

    34. IN VZTRO STUDY OF T-CELLS REGULATING ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY FORMATION IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 882–883)

      Noriaki Shinomiya, Masaya Segawa and Junich Yata

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33814.x

    35. EFFECTS OF CHOLINESTERASE INHIBITORS AND THYMECTOMY ON SINGLE-FIBER ELECTROMYOGRAPHY IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 884–886)

      G. Sitzer and G. G. Brune

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33815.x

    36. EFFECTS OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS SERA ON THE DEVELOPING MOTOR NEURONS AND THEIR PERIPHERAL TARGET (pages 887–888)

      G. S. Sohal, R. T. Leshner and T. R. Swift

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33816.x

    37. CYCLIC NUCLEOTIDES AND ANTI-MYASTHENIC DRUGS (pages 889–890)

      Kenneth L. Dretchen and Frank G. Standaert

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33817.x

    38. THE PURIFICATION OF THE ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR FROM HUMAN MUSCLE (page 891)

      F. Anne Stephenson, George G. Lunt and Roger Harrison

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33818.x

    39. QUANTITATIVE IONOPHORESIS AT MYASTHENIC RAT END PLATES (page 892)

      R. Sterz, R. Hohlfeld, I. Kalies, H. Wekerle and K. Peper

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33819.x

    40. IMMUNOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTORS USING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES (page 893)

      S. J. Tzartos, W. J. Gullick and J. M. Lindstrom

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33820.x

    41. ANTI-ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR ANTIBODY HETEROGENEITY IN DIFFERENT FORMS OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (pages 895–897)

      Angela Vincent, Beth Lang and John Newsom-Davis

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33821.x

    42. IMMUNOPATHOLOGICAL STUDIES ON LYMPHOCYTE SUBPOPULATIONS INVOLVED IN AUTOANTIBODY PRODUCTION IN MY ASTHENIA GRAVIS (page 898)

      Nick Willcox, J. Alero Thomas, Sylvia Granger, John Newsom-Davis and George Janossy

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.1981.tb33822.x

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