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Daily cytokine fluctuations, driven by leptin, are associated with fatigue severity in chronic fatigue syndrome: evidence of inflammatory pathology

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By Elizabeth Ann Stringer et al. • www.ProHealth.com • April 16, 2013


Editor's Note: Leptin is a fat-derived hormone that is chiefly responsible for regulating appetite and metabolism. It also serves as a marker of inflammatory activity. In both structure and function, leptin resembles IL-6, a pro-inflammatory cytokine which is associated with chronic inflammation. Circulating leptin also affects the HPA axis, indicating that leptin may play a role in the stress response.

~Source: Journal of Translational Medicine, April 9, 2013.

By Elizabeth Ann Stringer et al.

Abstract (provisional)

Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by persistent fatigue that is not alleviated by rest. The lack of a clearly identified underlying mechanism has hindered the development of effective treatments. Studies have demonstrated elevated levels of inflammatory factors in patients with CFS, but findings are contradictory across studies and no biomarkers have been consistently supported. Single time-point approaches potentially overlook important features of CFS, such as fluctuations in fatigue severity. We have observed that individuals with CFS demonstrate significant day-to-day variability in their fatigue severity.

Methods: Therefore, to complement previous studies, we implemented a novel longitudinal study design to investigate the role of cytokines in CFS pathophysiology. Ten women meeting the Fukuda diagnostic criteria for CFS and ten healthy age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched women underwent 25 consecutive days of blood draws and self-reporting of symptom severity. A 51-plex cytokine panel via Luminex was performed for each of the 500 serum samples collected. Our primary hypothesis was that daily fatigue severity would be significantly correlated with the inflammatory adipokine leptin, in the women with CFS and not in the healthy control women. As a post-hoc analysis, a machine learning algorithm using all 51 cytokines was implemented to determine whether immune factors could distinguish high from low fatigue days.

Results: Self-reported fatigue severity was significantly correlated with leptin levels in six of the participants with CFS and one healthy control, supporting our primary hypothesis. The machine learning algorithm distinguished high from low fatigue days in the CFS group with 78.3% accuracy.

Conclusions: Our results support the role of cytokines in the pathophysiology of CFS.

SourceJournal of Translational Medicine, 2013, 11:93 doi:10.1186/1479-5876-11-93. Elizabeth Ann Stringer, Katharine Susanne Baker, Ian R Carroll, Jose G Montoya, Lily Chu, Holden T Maecker and Jarred W Younger





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