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Spanish news article about Lupus, CFS and XMRV

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by Jemal, May 11, 2011.

  1. Jemal

    Jemal Senior Member

    I found this news article talking about Lupus, CFS and XMRV. I used Google translate and the gist seems to be this: 40% of Lupus patients also have been diagnosed with CFS. Two recent Spanish studies have found that there's a correlation between overexpression of a protein and the impact it has on CD4 and T lymphocytes. The other study found no XMRV in patients with CFS and patients with Lupus/CFS.

    The T lymphocytes should direct the B cells (or soldiers as this article calls them) to attack pathogens. But somehow in Lupus the B cells have gone mad (attacking healthy cells) and the T lymphocytes don't seem to be restraining them.

    I guess they have been researching a link with XMRV, because another explanation could be that the T lymphocytes are doing their job, just like the B cells. The healthy cells might in fact be infected with a virus like XMRV.

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