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YEAR : 1995

Binding of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome IgG to synaptosomal proteins does not correlate with an inhibition of calcium uptake.

AUTHORS : Moutot N, Lang B, Newsom-Davis J, Seagar M.

JOURNAL : Neurosci Lett
N° Pubmed : 7783957

The immunochemical and functional properties of IgG fractions from patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) were examined in chick and rat synaptosomes. LEMS IgG immunoprecipitated 125I-omega conotoxin GVIA (125I-omega CgTx) labeled N-type calcium channels solubilized from both tissues, and reacted with a 65 kDa protein band in immunoblots of rat synaptosomes. Depolarization-induced 45Ca2+ influx into chick synaptosomes was partially inhibited by omega CgTx, whereas influx into rat synaptosomes was insensitive to omega CgTx. No effect of LEMS sera or IgG on 45Ca2+ uptake was apparent in either preparation.