Effects on axonal conduction of anti-ganglioside sera and sera from patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Abstract:

:The efficacy of plasma exchange as a therapy for Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) suggests that humoral factors might contribute to the axonal conduction block responsible for the major symptoms of the disease. To explore this possibility, we have applied sera to rat spinal roots in vitro while monitoring axonal conduction. Neither fresh sera from 12 patients with GBS or Miller-Fisher syndrome (MFS), nor serum from rabbits immunised with Campylobacter jejuni from patients with GBS, MFS or gastroenteritis were effective in causing acute conduction block, despite the presence of antibodies to gangliosides GD3, GM1, GQ1b and GT1a. Potential explanations are advanced.

journal_name

J Neuroimmunol

authors

Dilley A,Gregson NA,Hadden RD,Smith KJ

doi

10.1016/s0165-5728(03)00156-5

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2003-06-01 00:00:00

pages

133-40

issue

1-2

eissn

0165-5728

issn

1872-8421

pii

S0165572803001565

journal_volume

139

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