The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
OverTheHills presents the first article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME international Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Idiopathic CD4 Lymphocytopenia

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Daffodil, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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  2. Overstressed

    Overstressed Senior Member

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    Hi Sue,
    It would be interesting to know whether IL-7 would be effective against e.g. HTLV. Yet, I don't see any upcoming trials of IL-7 and HTLV.

    Best wishes,
    OS.
     
  3. alex3619

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    I am concerned with IL-7 in ME especially if you have MCS as well. I am currently looking at the possibility that we have increased clonal expansion (i.e. a lot more) of gamma delta T cells. These cells require IL-7 in their differentiation. I do not know what supplementary IL-7 will do to their proliferation. Bye, Alex
     
  4. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    yea....maybe this is only relevant to HIV. ..with HIV, they can use those CCR5 blockers and such...with other retroviruses they cannot....plus less serious retroviruses do not make the cells as unstable as HIV does.
     
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    *GG* Senior Member

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    Love the Avatar, hope I can "borrow" it!

    GG
     
  6. tonydewitt

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    Please keep in mind that Tofacitinib will be officially approved by the FDA on November 21st, 2012. Although it is being used for arthritis, colitis, and psoriasis, it has been proven active against HTLV (and hypothetically XMRV).

    Best wishes.
     
  7. Marky90

    Marky90 Science breeds knowledge, opinion breeds ignorance

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    What were the results of this study?
     

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