Muscle Regeneration Delayed in Myasthenia Gravis As Stem Cell Functioning Is Impaired, Study Suggests

Muscle regeneration in myasthenia gravis likely is delayed as a result of the impaired functioning of muscle stem cells, called satellite cells (SCs), a study has found. The study, “Muscle satellite cells are functionally impaired in myasthenia gravis: consequences on muscle regeneration,” was published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica.

ALS and Myasthenia Gravis Have Features in Common, Chinese Researchers Report

ALS and myasthenia gravis have features in common, including an underlying immunological mechanism and alterations in communication junctions between muscle and nerve cells, Chinese researchers report. The Peking Union Medical College team published its study in Frontiers in Neurology. Its title was  “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Myasthenia Gravis Overlap Syndrome: A…

Alexion Receives Positive Opinion from EU’s CHMP for Soliris to Treat Subgroup of gMG Patients

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion to extend the approved indication of Soliris (eculizumab) to include the treatment of refractory generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) to patients who are anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR)…