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The Role of Adaptive and Innate Immune Cells in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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By Ekua Brenu et al. • www.ProHealth.com • December 28, 2013


By Ekua Brenu et al.

Abstract

Perturbations in immune processes are a hallmark of a number of autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is an inflammatory disorder with possible autoimmune correlates, characterised by reduced Natural Killer (NK) cell activity, elevations in regulatory T cells (Tregs) and dysregulation in cytokine levels.

The purpose of this paper is to examine innate and adaptive immune cell phenotypes and functional characteristics that have not been previously examined in CFS/ME patients.

30 patients with CFS/ME and 25 non-fatigued controls were recruited for this study. Whole blood samples were collected from all participants for the assessment of cell phenotypes, functional properties, receptors, adhesion molecules, antigens and intracellular proteins using flow cytometric protocols.

The cells investigated included NK cells, dendritic cells (DCs), neutrophils, B cells, T cells, gamma delta T cells and Tregs. Significant changes were observed in B cell subsets, Tregs, CD4+CD73+CD39+ T cells, cytotoxic activity, granzyme B, neutrophil antigens, TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma  in the CFS/ME patients in comparison to the non-fatigued controls.

Alterations in B cells, Tregs, NK cells and neutrophils suggest significant impairments in immune regulation in CFS/ME and these may have similarities to a number of autoimmune disorders.

Source: Brenu, Ekua W., Teilah K. Huth, Sharni L. Hardcastle, Kirsty Fuller, Manprit Kaur, Samantha Johnston, Sandra B. Ramos, Don R. Staines, and Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik. The Role of Adaptive and Innate Immune Cells in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Int. Immunol. (2013), doi: 10.1093/intimm/dxt068. First published online: December 16, 2013




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