Myf-4 does not mediate AChR receptor subunit mRNA expression in thymic tissues.

We investigated whether a MyoD gene family member plays a role in the expression of AChR or AChR-like proteins in human thymus. We amplified from thymic tissue, mRNA of subunits of the fetal- and adult-type AChR, and Myf-4, a gene product that appears to regulate AChR expression. RNA extracted from paraffin-embedded thymic tissue of five myasthenics and… CONTINUE READING