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Viral infections decrease muscle health, cause other collateral damage

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    Viral infections decrease muscle health, cause other collateral damage
    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-viral-infections-decrease-muscle-health.html

    Link to actual article - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5433165/

    This is a very interesting article about how viral infections affect muscle health by affecting the OXTR/pERK pathway. It raises the question whether this is a potential mechanism that is responsible for prominent muscle symptoms in ME/CFS patients. I also wonder whether ME/CFS patients have a particularly genetic vulnerability as it relates to this pathway.

    Alterations in OXTR/pERK pathway "may play a less direct role in decreasing the health and regeneration of skeletal muscle, bone, brain-psychological well-being and inducing obesity by skewing key cell signaling networks that regulate homeostatic tissue maintenance".
     

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