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Immune System May Play Role In Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

Friday 6 July 2018


From Fibromyalgia News Today:



Immune System May Play Role in Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

By Patricia Inacio, PhD
July 3, 2018
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Through a new genetic analysis, researchers have found evidence suggesting the involvement of the immune system in fibromyalgia (FM), a study reports.

Inherited mutations in genes that provide instructions for the production of three immune molecules — called CCL11, CCL4 and MEFV — impact the immune system and may be associated with the risk of fibromyalgia, according to the researchers.

The study, “SNPs in inflammatory genes CCL11, CCL4 and MEFV in a fibromyalgia family study,” waa published in the journal Plos One.


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