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natural killer cells

  1. SWAlexander

    Altered TRPM7-Dependent Calcium Influx in Natural Killer Cells of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients

    Please note NCNED Griffith University will be holding an international ME Conference 9-10 November, 2023 at Kingscliffe, New South Wales, Australia. Patients are welcome to attend and can ask questions. Abstract Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disabling...
  2. Pyrrhus

    Unbiased immune profiling reveals a natural killer cell-peripheral nerve axis in fibromyalgia (Verma et al., 2021)

    Unbiased immune profiling reveals a natural killer cell-peripheral nerve axis in fibromyalgia (Verma et al., 2021) https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002498 Main points: The authors investigated the Natural Killer (NK) cells of fibromyalgia patients. The authors found low numbers of NK...
  3. mitoMAN

    OM-85 - Broncho-Vaxom to raise Percentage Natural Killer T Cells

    OM-85 - Broncho-Vaxom. I am surprised I found zero hits on the forum. My immunologist wants to perscribe it for my extremly low percentage of NK cells. From what I understand, a huge amount of CFS Patients suffer from low NK Cell (not only low activitiy but also low cell number and % amount)...
  4. Dakota15

    "University of Minnesota turns Natural Killer Cells against COVID-19"

    Just sharing this article (I'm a Minnesota patient), since Natural Killer Cells have long been associated with ME/CFS. From the StarTribune: https://www.startribune.com/university-of-minnesota-turns-natural-killer-cells-against-covid-19/572029642/?ref=nl&om_rid=3520749001&om_mid=979813833...
  5. SgtGerryBoyle

    NK (Natural Killer) cell count

    Recently I've had a battery of tests done at IMD Labor in Berlin, mainly with the purpose of doing an antibody-neutralisation test for Coxsackie virus B3, B4 and B5 as @Hip recommends. Among the results were a positive Coxsackie B4 test with low titers (1:20) but also a very low NK cell count...