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Chronic Coxsackievirus B Infection Eliminated by Transfer of B Cells From Immune Mice

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Hip, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    Mice with lifelong persistent coxsackievirus B (CVB) infection were injected with B cells from mice that are immune to CVB, and this resulted in either a transient or permanent disappearance of detectable CVB in the infected mice.

    Yes that's right: the injected B cells resulted in a permanent elimination of the coxsackievirus B infection in a few of the mice.

    See the paper: The role of B lymphocytes in coxsackievirus B3 infection

    This paper is not new (published in 1999), but this info would seem highly pertinent for enterovirus-associated ME/CFS.

    It raises the obvious question of whether a similar technique could be used to eliminate, once and for all, the coxsackievirus B infections that are thought to be a major cause of ME/CFS.
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  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    globalpilot Senior Member

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    Interesting. Did you see the study on Dr Chia's website showing interferon B elimated chronic coxsackie in the heart in humans ? Anyone idea how this information ties in with that ?
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    This is similar to the cure for HIV. It works for HIV, another immune cell pathogen (T cells in this case).

    Since I am CVB+ I am interested in this. Thanks Hip.

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