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Fast-acting autoantibodies muscle in on encephalitis

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Science Immunology  06 Dec 2019:
Vol. 4, Issue 42, eaba3068
DOI: 10.1126/sciimmunol.aba3068

Abstract

Autoantibodies that recognize the glycine receptor mediate pathology by directly interrupting glycinergic neurotransmission that manifests as a disorder characterized by muscle stiffness and spasms.

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