Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders I. 12th International Conference, Volume 1274. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

  • ID: 2488433
  • Book
  • Region: Global, New York
  • 252 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Myasthenia gravis (MG), an acquired immune syndrome affecting proteins at the neuromuscular junction, causes significant muscular functional impairment and can compromise patients quality of life, including fatigue, disability, and increased mortality rates. Continued efforts in the last decades have begun to produce significant progress in our understanding of this rare condition, yet considerable challenges remain for improving diagnosis and developing effective treatments for MG. The present volume comprises papers stemming from the 12th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, held May 21 23, 2012 at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.

The papers collected in this first of two Annals volumes highlight some of the key developments in neuroscience and immunology in MG and related syndromes presented at the conference, including structure and function of the neuromuscular junction, advances in immunology and their relationship to myasthenia gravis, clinical and laboratory developments, outcome measurements and clinical trial development, and animal models of neuromuscular junction disease.

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Gil Wolfe
Emma Ciafalonia
Robert Ruff
Matthew Meriggioli
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