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Macrophages & Gaucher's disease & XMRV?

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by FernRhizome, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. FernRhizome

    FernRhizome Senior Member

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    I saw the thread on macrophages on this forum which interested me because I have one mutation for gaucher's disease. You need two mutations to actually have the disease. But even with one mutation several macrophage-related enzymes are abnormal. I am wondering if this could be one of the genetic predispositions for XMRV and thus CFS?

    A single guacher's mutation occurs in about 1 of 100 non Jews and in about 1 of 10 Jews (roughly, can't remember the exact proportion).

    I am curious if anyone else out there has been tested for gauchers? Gaucher's symptoms include anemia, tiredness, and bone pain.

    ~FernRhizome

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