Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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basement membrane and innate response

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by lansbergen, Jan 14, 2016.

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    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Can anyone tell me what would be the consequences of the innate response to an infection near the basement membranes?
     
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    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Nobody?
     
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    lansbergen Senior Member

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basement_membrane

    The basement membrane is a thin, fibrous, extracellular matrix of tissue that separates the epithelium (skin, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, etc), mesothelium (pleural cavity, peritoneal cavity, pericardial cavity, etc) and endothelium (blood vessels, lymph vessels, etc) from underlying connective tissue.[1]

    Some diseases result from a poorly functioning basement membrane. The cause can be genetic defects, injuries by the body's own immune system, or other mechanisms.
     

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