New Atmosphere, New Vision: Gibson and Whittemore Kick Off Invest in ME Conference 2016
Mark Berry reports on Dr. Gibson's introduction and Dr. Whittemore's keynote speech, at the 11th Invest in ME International ME Conference in London.
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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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