Tag Archives: DNA methylation

Genome-epigenome interactions associated with ME/CFS

Genome-epigenome interactions associated with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Santiago Herrera, Wilfred C de Vega, David Ashbrook, Suzanne D Vernon and Patrick O McGowan in Epigenetics 2018 [Published online: 5 Dec 2018]   Research abstract: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) … Continue reading

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Integration of DNA methylation & health scores identifies subtypes in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Integration of DNA methylation & health scores identifies subtypes in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, by Wilfred C de Vega, Lauren Erdman, Suzanne D Vernon, Anna Goldenberg & Patrick O McGowan in Epigenomics. 2018 Apr 25. doi: 10.2217/epi-2017-0150. [Epub … Continue reading

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Genome-epigenome interactions associated with ME/CFS

Research abstract: Genome-Epigenome Interactions Associated with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Santiago Herrera, Wilfred C de Vega, David Ashbrook, Suzanne D Vernon, Patrick O McGowan in Biorxiv [preprint 22 Dec 2017] Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is an example of … Continue reading

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Epigenetic modifications & glucocorticoid sensitivity in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Background: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating idiopathic disease characterized by unexplained fatigue that fails to resolve with sufficient rest. Diagnosis is based on a list of symptoms and exclusion of other fatigue-related health conditions. Despite … Continue reading

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Changes to genes found in IBS

Research abstract: Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a stress-sensitive disorder. Environmental factors including stress can trigger epigenetic changes, which have not been well-studied in IBS. We performed a pilot study investigating genome-wide DNA methylation of IBS patients and healthy … Continue reading

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Childhood trauma did not increase changes to DNA in women with CFS

Research abstract: OBJECTIVES: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis hypofunction and enhanced glucocorticoid receptor (GR) sensitivity. In addition, childhood trauma is considered a major risk factor for the syndrome. This study examines DNA methylation of the … Continue reading

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