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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis - cytokines, fatigue and quality of life

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Marco, May 22, 2013.

  1. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    In the context of Julia Newton's ongoing comparative research on fatigue and autonomic dysfunction in PBC and ME/CFS (as discussed on the front page) the following recent study associates polymorphisms in TRAF1-C5 - a gene regulating the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-a with 'sickness behaviour' - fatigue, mental and physical function and mood.

    TRAF1-C5 Affects Quality of Life in Patients with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cdi/2013/510547/

    From the discussion (my breaks and bolds):



     
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  2. adreno

    adreno Learned helplessness

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    Curcumin FTW.
     
  3. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    Interesting Marco - for the simple reason my brother (Prof Neurology) is now diagnosed with liver autoimmunity, apart from everything else. What sets the immune system into autodrive.
     

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