MuSK protein

Researchers supported in part by MDA have identified antibodies to the LRP4 protein as a third known cause of myasthenia gravis

posted on November 25, 2013 - 5:00am
A research team supported in part by MDA has shown that an abnormal reaction of the immune system against a protein called LRP4 can be added to the known causes of myasthenia gravis (MG), a disorder involving fluctuating weakness and fatigue because of impaired nerve-to-muscle communication. MG is an autoimmune disease, meaning it's caused by abnormal activity of the body's immune system against...

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