Researchers discover potential therapeutic approach to treat ME / CFS

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By Carley Rosengreen in Griffith News.


Researchers have discovered the pharmacological drug, Naltrexone, significantly restored the function of faulty receptors associated with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). 

Researchers from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED)Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University led the research, which has been published in Frontiers in Immunology. 

NCNED is the peak research centre nationally and is internationally recognised for its world-leading research on the identification of the pathology, developing a screening test and pharmacotherapeutic intervention for ME/CFS.  

NCNED researchers were the first in the world to develop the gold standard in experimental research known as patch clamp technique in immune cells to measure TRP receptor function.  

The immune cells are used as a model for assessing TRP receptor function and reflect physiological activity in all body tissues expressing these receptors.  


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