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  1. SNT Gatchaman

    Virus Control of Cell Metabolism for Replication and Evasion of Host Immune Responses (Moreno-Altamirano, 2019)

    Virus Control of Cell Metabolism for Replication and Evasion of Host Immune Responses María Maximina B Moreno-Altamirano, Simon E Kolstoe, Francisco Javier Sánchez-García Over the last decade, there has been significant advances in the understanding of the cross-talk between metabolism and...
  2. K

    bacteria or viruses by ME/CFS

    Hello guys :) i don't know what to do right now. Some docs says bacteria are stronger than viruses and if you treat bacteria like lyme borrelia, viruses can't survive. But some docs says exactly the opposite. But maybe you need to treat both if you have strong CFS for a long time. But which...
  3. Pyrrhus

    The Hidden Enemy Within: Non-canonical Peptides in Virus-Induced Autoimmunity (Lodha et al., 2022)

    The Hidden Enemy Within: Non-canonical Peptides in Virus-Induced Autoimmunity (Lodha et al., 2022) https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2022.840911 An article from Bhupesh Prusty about cryptic antigens, which are one way that viruses can cause auto-immunity. To learn more about cryptic antigens...
  4. Pyrrhus

    How Viruses Cause Autoimmunity

    :monocle: I thought I would start a thread to summarize discussions about the research on how viruses can cause autoimmunity. :monocle: We already have two good discussions about papers which describe the ways in which viral infections, or chronic inflammation, can cause autoimmunity: How...
  5. uglevod

    The dark side of Vitamin D supplements and chronically high D25 levels

    [2020] Higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D level is associated with increased risk for Behçet's disease https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32593521/ Background & aim: Previous studies showed a vitamin D deficiency in patients with Behçet's disease, suggesting potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation...
  6. Annikki

    Study about infection-triggered autoimmune disease, Multiple Sclerosis, EBV and Theiler’s murine encephalomyelitis virus

    Sorry for the cumbersome title, but the following study is definitely worth looking at. I love it because it reflects my idea that an external trigger, i.e. an entity with different DNA (or RNA) from your own triggers ME. Many of us got ME after having a "run of the mill" viral infection. I...
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