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Why not compare Dectin-1 poloymorphisms in CFS/ME v. healthy controls

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by GCODT, Jan 26, 2013.

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    Hypothesis is that Dectin-1 gene mutation will be more prevalent in CFS than healthy controls.

    Proving this will strongly suggest that a subset of CFS (particularly with comorbid IBS) is caused by a chronic fungal infection in the context of genetic primary immune deficiency (the immune system is unable to fight off the fungus).

    http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/About-U...re-role-of-fungus-in-digestive-disorders.aspx

    LOS ANGELES (June 6, 2012) – Cedars-Sinai researchers say their examination of the fungi in the intestines suggests an important link between these microbes and inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3432565/

    Mice lacking Dectin-1 exhibited increased susceptibility to chemically induced colitis, which was the result of altered responses to indigenous fungi. In humans, we identified a polymorphism in the gene for Dectin-1 (CLEC7A) that is strongly linked to a severe form of ulcerative colitis.

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