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Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

Edited by Edited by Henry J. Kaminski (St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri) and Richard J. Barohn (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas)
Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

Published: June 2008

Volume 1132

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Topics covered include the following: structure and function of the neuromuscular junction; communication between nerve and muscle; structure and function of the acetylcholine receptor; neuromuscular junction pathology; autoimmunity and signaling; immunology of autoimmune disorders involving the neuron and presynaptic nerve terminal; autoimmune pathogenesis of myasthenia gravis; clinical treatments including thymectomy; myasthenia gravis due to muscle-specific kinase antibodies.