ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

10 Fibro-Friendly Foods with a Bonus: Beautiful Skin

Fight Back! Win the War Being Waged Against Your Immune System

Studies Show that Magnesium L-threonate Improves Brain Plasticity, Leading to Direct and Significant...

Clary Sage Oil May Be Pricey, but Its Benefits Are Priceless

Component of red wine, grapes can help to reduce inflammation, study finds

Poly MVA: A Novel Therapy for Increasing Energy, Repairing DNA, and Promoting Overall Health

Pumpkin Pie Turmeric Breakfast Smoothie - Vegan + Gluten-Free

Vitamin D supplementation extends life in mouse model of Huntington's disease

Omega-3 fatty acid stops known trigger of lupus

Conquer Your Email Inbox, Increase Productivity and Reduce Stress

Print Page
Email Article

Lymphocyte markers and natural killer cell activity in fibromyalgia syndrome: effects of low-dose, sublingual use of human interferon-alpha.

  [ 40 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Russell IJ, Vipraio GA, Michalek JE, Craig FE, Kang YK, Richards AB • • August 1, 1999

A clinical study was designed to utilize flow cytometric immunophenotyping and chromium release from cultured tumor target cells to characterize peripheral blood mononuclear leukocyte (PBML) subpopulations and natural killer activity in healthy normal controls (n = 18) and in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome(FMS) at baseline (n = 124) and again after 6 weeks of treatment with low-doses of orally administered human interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha). Volunteer subjects discontinued all analgesic and sedative hypnotic medications for 2 weeks prior to the baseline phlebotomy. Laboratory measures included a complete bloodcount; a phenotypic analysis of PBML by flow cytometry; and in vitro natural killer (NK) cell activity. After baseline blood sample collection, the FMS patients were randomized to one of four parallel treatment groups (n =28/group) to receive sublingual IFN-alpha (15 IU, 50 IU, 150 IU), or placebo every morning for 6 weeks. The tests were repeated at week 6 to evaluate treatment effects. At baseline, FMS patients exhibited fewer lymphocytes and more CD25+ T lymphocytes than did normal controls. By week 6, the main significant and consistent change was a decrease in the HLA-DR+ CD4+ subpopulation in the 15 IU and 150 IU treatment groups. These data do not support an immunologically dysfunctional PBML phenotype among patients with FMS as has been observed in the chronic fatigue syndrome.

J Interferon Cytokine Res 1999 Aug;19(8):969-78.
Department of Medicine, University Clinical Research Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio 78284-7868, USA.

PMID: 10476945, UI: 99404595

Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products

Article Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment

Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients
Safely Burn Away Body Fat Safely Burn Away Body Fat
Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker
Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health
Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol

ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
Credit Card Processing
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map