Sharing of antigenic determinants between the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and proteins in Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Possible role in the pathogenesis of Myasthenia gravis

K. Stefansson, M. E. Dieperink, David P Richman, C. M. Gomez, L. S. Marton

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Abstract

The authors report that the α-subunit of the acetylcholine receptor and two membrane proteins from E. coli, as well as two proteins from K. pneumoniae, share at least one antigenic determinant, and that the α-subunit of the acetylcholine receptor and a protein in Prot. vulgaris share at least two antigenic determinants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume312
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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