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INTRODUCTION Human myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular system. Experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis (EAMG) is a well-established animal model for MG that can be induced by active immunization with the Torpedo californica-derived acetylcholine receptor (AChR). Due to the expensive cost of purifying AChR from Torpedo(More)
Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein overexpressed in human epithelioma but with relatively low expression in normal epithelial tissues. To exploit this differential expression pattern for targeted cancer therapy, an EpCAM-targeted immunotoxin was developed and its antitumor activity was investigated in vitro. An(More)
OBJECTIVE Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with accelerated atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular risk. Angiogenic T cells (Tang), a specific T cell subset, have been identified and involved in the repair of damaged endothelium. This study aimed to analyze the Tang cell subsets in relation to disease specific features from SLE(More)
Isolated cortical vein thrombosis (ICoVT) is a rare form of cerebral venous thrombosis and is easily misdiag-nosed as brain tumor due to its atypical clinical presentations and radiological findings similar to brain tumors. The present study focused on 4 patients with ICoVT, 2 men and 2 women. In the 2 male patients, the onset of disease was insidious, with(More)
Copyright: ©2015 Qiu F et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Abstract Fluoroacetamide is a high effective rodenticide with broad spectrum. A series of(More)
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