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Natural killer cell & SNP dysfunction in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Aim: The aim of this paper was to determine natural killer (NK) cytotoxic activity and if single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and genotypes in transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels and acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) were present in isolated NK … Continue reading

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Low NK cell activity differs in ME/CFS & MS

Research abstract: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients suffer from debilitating fatigue which is not alleviated by rest. In addition to the fatigue related symptoms suffered by CFS/ME and MS patients, dysfunction of the immune system … Continue reading

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Low NK Cell activity in CFS and is related to severity

Review abstract: Background: Natural killer (NK) cells act as an immune surveillance against invading pathogens and tumors. NK cell cytotoxicity (NKCC) has been reported to be decreased in patients with CFS. Methods: The objective of this review was to conduct … Continue reading

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Immune dysfunction differs in moderate and severe CFS/ME over time

Research abstract: Background: Research has identified immunological abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), a heterogeneous illness with an unknown cause and absence of diagnostic test. There have been no CFS/ME studies examining innate and adaptive immune cells longitudinally in … Continue reading

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Dysfunction found in innate and adaptive immune systems in CFS/ME

Research abstract: Background: Abnormal immune function is often an underlying component of illness pathophysiology and symptom presentation. Functional and phenotypic immune-related alterations may play a role in the obscure pathomechanism of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). The objective of this … Continue reading

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Characterisation of impaired NK cells in CFS/ME

Abstract OBJECTIVE Natural Killer (NK) cells are classified into different phenotypes according to the expression of the surface markers CD56 and CD16. Each NK cell phenotype has a role in the immune response through cytotoxic activity or cytokine production. Reduced … Continue reading

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Altered lymphocytes and immune system in CFS

Research Announcement Objective: The goal of our research is to define immunologic deficiencies of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and ultimately to improve the health of these patients by increasing their immunity. Setting: CFS is a debilitating disease of … Continue reading

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Natural killer cells in severe CFS

Abstract Maintenance of health and physiological homeostasis is a synergistic process involving tight regulation of proteins, transcription factors and other molecular processes. The immune system consists of innate and adaptive immune cells that are required to sustain immunity. The presence … Continue reading

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Review of the role of T cells in the ME/CFS immune system

Abstract Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a multifactorial disorder defined by symptom-specific criteria and characterised by severe and prolonged fatigue. CFS/ME typically affects a variety of bodily systems, including the immune system. Patients with CFS/ME exhibit significantly reduced Natural … Continue reading

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Immune dysregulation in CFS similar to autoimmune disorders

Abstract Perturbations in immune processes are a hallmark of a number of autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is an inflammatory disorder with possible autoimmune correlates, characterized by reduced NK cell activity, elevations in regulatory T cells … Continue reading

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