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A protein-bound polysaccharide and metabolic mechanism

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Jenny TipsforME, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Jenny TipsforME

    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member

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    This seems interesting. I don't fully understand but it seems to tie in a Chinese herb already found to be helpful in CFS with its amino acids and metabolic pathways.

    I think this is the research team involved in this previous thread http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...om-schisandra-chinensis-to-relieve-cfs.46369/
     
  2. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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    It's rubbish. There is no rat model of CFS.
     
  3. Jenny TipsforME

    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member

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    What do they mean by rat model?
     
  4. Jenny TipsforME

    Jenny TipsforME Senior Member

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    I.e. There have been old studies giving mammals ME via blood = plausible.

    But tiring out rats in an exercise wheel, isn't the same as CFS.
     
  5. RogerBlack

    RogerBlack Senior Member

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    I am now imagining trying to get a rat to complete the SF36 questionaire.
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    No animal models of ME or CFS are validated. We know that primates infected with blood from outbreak patients will have neurological damage, but even that is not proof of ME. They are essentially saying that CFS = Fatigue.
     
  7. Murph

    Murph :)

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    Take two groups of rats. Tire them both out and feed one group polysaccharides (carbohydrate). Notice that its metabolism shows signs of difference.

    Publish in dodgy journal.

    repeat
     

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