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Possible new avenue for drug development affecting multiple diseases

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by August59, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

    Upstate SC, USA
    This study showed up a couple of weeks ago, but I'm just getting around to posting it due to the holidays. It got my attention due to the subject is "misfolded proteins".

    I know Dr. Baraniuk's studies have noted the presence of misfolded proteins in CSF of ME/CFS patients. The attached study references them under the "Amyloid Proteins:" section in this study.

    There was another study recently posted here that referenced "misfolded proteins", but I can't remember which one or who the author was. Misfolded proteins seem to be prevalent in many diseases, but were never a target for treatment. This could possibly change in the very near future as this has got to get the attention of the pharmaceutical companies now.

    Could a phase or step in the creation or effects of misfolded proteins cause a significant change in ME/CFS at the approximately 3 year point in the disease?
  2. shannah

    shannah Senior Member

    Interesting - I was sent for a biopsy for Amyloidosis a few years back.

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