Tag Archives: blood immune cells

Rituximab impedes natural killer cell function in CFS/ME patients

Research abstract: Rituximab impedes natural killer cell function in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis patients: A pilot in vitro investigation by Natalie Eaton, Hélène Cabanas, Cassandra Balinas, Anne Klein, Donald Staines and Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik in BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2018 19:12 [Published: … Continue reading

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The role of stress in biological systems and chronic fatigue

Review highlights: • We review stress signal sensitivity of immune cells in chronic stress and fatigue. • Chronic stress seems to result in resistance of immune cells to stress signals. • Findings on stress signal sensitivity under acute stress were … Continue reading

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Deficient EBV cell response in CFS

Abstract Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has long been discussed as a possible causeor trigger of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). In a subset of patients the disease starts with infectious mononucleosis and both enhanced and diminished EBV-specific antibody titers have been reported. … Continue reading

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