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Human Studies

2020 Jun 20

Arthritis Rheumatol

DNA methylation and BDNF expression account for symptoms and widespread hyperalgesia in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.


Polli A, Ghosh M, Bakusic J, Ickmans K, Monteyne D, Velkeniers B, Bekaert B, Godderis L, Nijs J
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Jun 20.
PMID: 32562379.


Epigenetics of neurotrophic factors holds the potential to unravel the mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of complex conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This study explored the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) genetics, epigenetics, and protein expression in patients with both CFS and comorbid fibromyalgia (CFS/FM).