Myelin-Binding Antibodies in Experimental "Allergic" Encephalomyelitis

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Science  27 Oct 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3487, pp. 1370-1372
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3487.1370


Antibodies with a specificity for myelin, as demonstrated by immunofluorescence, are present in the sera of rabbits injected with spinal cord. These antibodies react with both adult rabbit and human spinal cord but not with unmyelinated areas of neonatal human spinal cord.