Artikkel om ME og XMRV/MLV i et av verdens største medisinske tidsskrift
Hentet fra The journal of the American Medical Association:
«The cause of CFS, a debilitating condition defined by a constellation of clinical symptoms and the absence of alternate causes, has long eluded scientists. But immune system abnormalities associated with the disorder and the severe flu-like symptoms many patients experience have led scientists to search for infectious agents that might cause the disease.
In a study published in October 2009 (Lombardi VC et al. Science. 2010;326:585-589), a multi-institution team of scientists reported finding an association between CFS and xenotropic murine leukemia virus–related virus (XMRV), which had previously been found in human prostate cancer cells. The team was led by scientists from the Whittemore Peterson Institute, a nonprofit research organization in Reno, Nev, that focuses on diseases involving neurological and immunological symptoms, and included scientists from the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Md, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio. The researchers found DNA from the XMRV virus in 68 of 101 patients with CFS (67%) they tested, and in 8 of 218 healthy controls (3.7%). They also found that XMRV derived from patient samples could infect other cells grown in culture.»
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