Gene Differences Found In Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Patients

 

 

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by Sasha Nimmo in ME News Australia.       

Queensland scientists looked at blood samples from patients with moderate and severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (International Consensus Criteria). In the severe ME patients, they found 37 genes were significantly up-regulated and 55 genes were significantly down-regulated compared with non-fatigued controls. However, there was no difference in expression of protein kinase genes between moderate ME patients and controls.

“This current paper reports novel results of far reaching importance for CFS/ME diagnosis and possible pathology. The paper describes world first discoveries of kinase gene dysregulation associated with changes in calcium ion function. This research leads from previous significant papers we have recently published involving research into calcium ion channels in CFS/ME,” the scientists said on their Facebook page.

 

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