Monday, March 28, 2011

CDC's Dr Unger: Complement activation is significantly different between CFS and control subjects after exercise

Toni Whistler, James F Jones, Elizabeth R Unger and Suzanne D Vernon*:

Address: Viral Exanthems and Herpesvirus Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Email: Toni Whistler - taw6@cdc.gov; James F Jones - jaj9@cdc.gov; Elizabeth R Unger - eru0@cdc.gov; Suzanne D Vernon* - sdv2@cdc.gov
* Corresponding author

One interesting correlate of this study was the finding that the complement pathway showed significant differences between CFS and control subjects after exercise. This has been reported previously in the analysis of these same exercise challenge-derived specimens.

Sorensen et al. [22] measured levels of complement split products in the sera
of these subjects and found differences between CFS and control subjects in C4a after exercise challenge.

Complement activation was identified as an ontology that was significantly different between CFS and control subjects after exercise. Read more>>

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