Albrecht Nagel

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In both disorders, the muscle fiber plasma membrane is rendered selectively vulnerable by dystrophin deficiency. In both disorders there are also ultrastructural abnormalities involving the postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction. The object of this electrophysiologic study was to determine whether the observed ultrastructural abnormalities at(More)
The Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is an autoimmune disease that can be transmitted from human to mouse with immunoglobulin G (IgG). Electrophysiological studies indicate that LEMS IgG acts on presynaptic voltage-sensitive calcium channels, probably reducing their number, and freeze-fracture electron microscopy demonstrates that LEMS IgG has an(More)
A 21-year-old woman had myasthenic symptoms since birth that responded poorly to anticholinesterase therapy. Tests for acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies were negative. An intercostal muscle specimen was obtained to investigate the character of the neuromuscular transmission defect. There were no immune deposits at the endplates. The quantal content(More)
A 5.5-year-old girl had myasthenic symptoms since birth. Tests for antiacetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies were negative. To investigate the character of the neuromuscular transmission defect, an intercostal muscle specimen was obtained at age 27 months. Immune deposits were absent from the endplates. On electron microscopy, most postsynaptic regions(More)
We describe here a new congenital myasthenic syndrome associated with a kinetic abnormality of the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) channel. The propositus had poor suck and cry after birth. Subsequently, she had intermittent ocular symptoms and fatigued abnormally on exertion. At age 9 years, significant weakness was detected only in the frontalis, levator(More)
D o n d e r s nennt in seinem grossen Werke fiber die I~efractionsanomalien*) die Engl~tnder Wells (181 1) und Ware (1812) als Diejenigen, welche zuerst die heute als I:Iyperol0ie oder Hypermetropie bezeiehnete Refrac tionsabweichung im Wesentlichen richtig verstanden und beschrieben haben. Aus dem 18. Jahrhundert weiss Donder s keinen Beweis, dass man die(More)