Chronic fatigue syndrome linked with dysfunctional immune system

Written by Lauren Pulling

Researchers from Griffith University’s National Center for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED, Queensland, Australia) have found evidence of a link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and a dysfunctional immune system. This study is the first to link the two, indicating that a dysfunctional immune cell receptor may contribute to development of CFS. In the new study, researchers investigated a number of single nucleotide polymorphisms and genotypes in genes encoding TRP ion channels and acetylcholine receptors from B cells taken from a cohort of patients. Participants included 11 patients with CFS or the related disorder myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and 11 non-fatigued...

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