Our Newly Ill Face Their First Holiday Season with ME/CFS
Don't look now! The holiday season is on its way. I've lived through decades of them with ME/CFS. So have many of you in our chronically ill community. That's beyond sad for all of us. But at least we have some idea what we're contending with, and have learned our ways of handling...
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Is there a link between XMRV, HERV's and Psoriasis?

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Bob, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Bob

    Bob Senior Member

    Messages:
    10,703
    Likes:
    34,256
    England (south coast)
    I found this quite interesting because of the possible research connections...

    This is some research from 2005 that I've just come across...
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2005.06555.x/full

    The researchers were working on the possibility that psoriasis might be induced by Human Endogenous Retrovirus (HERV) gene expression, and their research confirmed that HERV sequences were expressed in 'psoriatic lesions'...

    This has made me think of two other bits of research...

    Judy Mikovits has said that when she was recently researching XMRV running in families, she discovered that some of the family members who were XMRV carriers, but who didn't have ME, had psoriasis (and others had autism and gluten intolerance).

    And Brigitte Huber is doing research on HERV's in ME patients and says she is interested to see if there is an interaction between between HERV-K18 and XMRV. Her current research is looking at a possible interaction between HERV-K18, EBV and ME.

    So I wonder if there is a link between XMRV, HERV's and psoriasis?

    My imagination is wondering if maybe there is an interaction between XMRV and HERV's which possibly increases the expression of HERV's, inducing psoriasis in some XMRV carriers...

    This is wild speculation of course, but an interesting thought!

    I am particularly interested in Judy's psoriasis findings, because my mother has it.
     
  2. D Bergy

    D Bergy

    Messages:
    13
    Likes:
    3
    I have Crohn's Disease and Psoriasis.

    I have treated for XMRV using an experimental, unapproved treatment, which made my intestinal tract sore in the beginning, and the longer term result was a quicker digestive process.

    What the treatment did not do was eliminate my Psoriasis. Of course, I do not know if I had the virus to begin with, or if the treatment killed all of the virus, if I did have it.

    Mt brother and Father both have Psoriasis, and my Daughter has Celiac, so I find this research quite compelling.

    Dan
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page