Autoimmune Diseases / 2011 / Article / Fig 5

Research Article

Inflammation and Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Are Common Features of Myasthenia Gravis Thymus: Possible Roles in Pathogenesis

Figure 5

Real-time RT-PCR for the detection of lytic BZLF1 transcript. (a) Real-time RT-PCR for BZLF1 could detect the lytic transcript in 7/9 hyperplastic thymuses, 3/5 thymitis, and 5/5 involuted thymuses, but not in normal control thymuses. (b) All MG and control thymuses analysed showed high signals for endogenous control β-actin amplification.

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