Thymic myoid cell turnover in myasthenia gravis patients and in normal controls

 Thymic myoid cells (TMC) are sparse muscle-like cells in the thymic medulla, which are believed to trigger the autoimmune response in myasthenia gravis (MG). Ultrastructural investigations have revealed mature, degenerating, and immature TMC, but the number of TMC in MG patients does not differ from that in controls. We examined the turnover of TMC at the… CONTINUE READING