Scientists make first crystal model of under-diagnosed autoimmune disease -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Scientists make first crystal model of under-diagnosed autoimmune disease

06/15/2017

Image: 3-D Atomic Structure of Myasthenia Gravis Interacting with Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors; Copyright: USC Chen lab and Advanced Photon Source in Chicago

To solve the structure of myasthenia gravis, scientists mixed proteins from nAChR a1 and auto-antibody, to create crystals of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors as disrupted by the disease. The crystals were shot with an X-ray; © USC Chen lab and Advanced Photon Source in Chicago