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Antibody targets in autoimmune encephalitis

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Voltage-gated potassium channel antibodies (VGKC-Abs) have been described in a spectrum of immunotherapy-responsive neurological diseases. These include neuromyotonia (NMT), a peripheral nervous system disease, limbic encephalitis (LE) a central nervous system disease, and Morvan's syndrome which affects both the peripheral and central nervous systems. Occasionally, these diseases can be associated with tumours. VGKC-Abs are defined by their ability to precipitate VGKCs from 2&percnt...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Neurosciences Group
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurology

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Sarosh R. Irani
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral

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