Simon Walgrave

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The majority of antibodies to the acetylcholine receptor (AcChoR), both in the human disease myasthenia gravis and in its experimental models, are directed against an extracellular area of the AcChoR alpha subunit called the main immunogenic region (MIR). We have studied the binding of anti-AcChoR monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to 26 synthetic peptides(More)
Most anti-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies in myasthenia gravis are directed against an immunodominant epitope or epitopes [main immunogenic region (MIR)] on the AChR alpha-subunit. Thirty-two synthetic peptides, corresponding to the complete Torpedo alpha-subunit sequence and to a segment of human muscle alpha-subunit, were used to map(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of intraoperative failure of the FasT-fix (Smith & Nephew, Andover, USA) device for all-inside meniscal repair and to investigate any underlying factors. Searching retrospectively the hospital databases and patient files, we collected 78 cases, totalling 61 successes and 17 failures. Of a total of 190(More)
Autoimmune helper T lymphocytes were selected from the blood of two myasthenic patients of different HLA-DR type, using acetylcholine receptor (AChR) from Torpedo californica. These polyclonal T cell lines were tested for reactivity with three synthetic peptides corresponding to the NH2-terminal region of the human AChR alpha subunit. This segment is a good(More)
In the native, membrane-bound form of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (M-AcChR) the two sites for the cholinergic antagonist alpha-bungarotoxin (alpha-BGT) have different binding properties. One site has high affinity, and the M-AcChR/alpha-BGT complexes thus formed dissociate very slowly, similar to the complexes formed with detergent-solubilized(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this review was to assess (health-related) quality of life ([HR]Qol) after 1-stage or 2-stage revision for prosthetic joint infection of the hip (PJI). Additionally, we compared (HR)QoL scores with normative population scores to assess whether QoL is reduced after revision for PJI. METHODS A systematic search was performed in(More)
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