Potential Biomarkers in Natural Killer (NK) Cells of Patients with ME/CFS

MicroRNAs hsa-miR-99b, hsa-miR-330, hsa-miR-126 and hsa-miR-30c: Potential Biomarkers in Natural Killer (NK) Cells of Patients with ME/CFS

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Authors

Petty RD, McCarthy NE, Le Dieu R, Kerr JR

Institution

CFS Group, St George’s University of London, Cranmer Terrace; Centre for Haemato-Oncology, Bart’s cancer institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK; Grupo de Salud Publica, Escuela de Medicine y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad del Rosario, Quinta de Mutis, Bogotá, Colombia.

Abstract
Background

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) is a complex multisystem disease of unknown aetiology which causes debilitating symptoms in up to 1% of the global population. Although a large cohort of genes have been shown to exhibit altered expression in CFS/ME patients, it is currently unknown whether microRNA (miRNA) molecules which regulate gene translation contribute to disease pathogenesis. We hypothesized that changes in microRNA expression in patient leukocytes contribute to CFS/ME pathology, and may therefore represent useful diagnostic biomarkers that can be detected in the peripheral blood of CFS/ME patients.

To read more, visit http://www.meresearch.org.uk/our-research/completed-studies/microrna/

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