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Developmental Immunology
Volume 8, Issue 3-4, Pages 279-290
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2001/49127

Evidence for Distinct Mechanisms in the Shaping of the CD4 T Cell Repertoire in Histologically Distinct Myasthenia Gravis – Associated Thymomas

1Department of Pathology, Pathologisches Institut, University of Würzburg, Josef-Schneider-Strasse 2, Würzburg D-97080, Germany
2Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Tübingen, Germany

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