Region of peptide 125-147 of acetylcholine receptor alpha subunit is exposed at neuromuscular junction and induces experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis, T-cell immunity, and modulating autoantibodies.

A major antigenic region of native nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (AcChoR) has been identified by using a synthetic disulfide-looped peptide corresponding to alpha-subunit residues 125-147 of Torpedo electric organ AcChoR: Lys-Ser-Tyr-Cys-Glu-Ile-Ile-Val-Thr-His-Phe- Pro-Phe-Asp-Gln-Gln-Asn-Cys-Thr-Met-Lys-Leu-Gly. The peptide bound 26-56% of polyclonal… CONTINUE READING