Garth Nicolson

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Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, (b.1943), is an American biochemist. He's the Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer of The Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, California. His career has covered many scientific and medical areas, but he is best known professionally for advancing the understanding of cell membranes. Nicolson coauthored with S.J. Singer, a classic paper in cell biology,[1] titled "The fluid mosaic model of the structure of cell membranes" in 1972.[2]

Dr. Nicolson has researched the role of chronic infections in a variety of chronic illnesses, including myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Gulf War Illness, and other autoimmune diseases.[3] His extensive work on Gulf War Illness earned him the prestigious awards of an Honorary title of Colonel of the US Army Special Forces and an Honorary title of U.S. Navy SEAL.[4]

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  • Institute Headquarters - Office of the President - 31677 Virginia Way P.O. Box 9355, South Laguna Beach, CA 92652
  • Department of Immunology - 16371 Gothard St., H Huntington Beach, CA, 92647

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  1. Curriculum Vitae, dated 11/10/15. Retrieved from http://www.immed.org/CV%20files/NOV2015CVupdates/Nicolson,GL-CV2015.5.pdf
  2. Singer SJ, Nicolson GL. (1972). The fluid mosaic model of the structure of cell membranes. Science,175(4023):720-31. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4333397
  3. http://www.immed.org/reachus.htm
  4. Curriculum Vitae, dated 11/10/15. Retrieved from http://www.immed.org/CV%20files/NOV2015CVupdates/Nicolson,GL-CV2015.5.pdf
  5. Nicolson, Garth L.; Nasralla, Marwan; Haier, Joerg; Nicolson, Nancy L. (1998). "Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Mycoplasmal Infections in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndromes: Relationship to Gulf War Illness" (PDF). immed.org. Biomedical Therapy. 
  6. Nijs, Jo; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Coomans, Danny; De Becker, Pascale; Nicolson, Garth L. (2002), "High prevalence of Mycoplasma infections among European chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Examination of four Mycoplasma species in blood of chronic fatigue syndrome patients", FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 34 (3): 209-14, doi:10.1111/j.1574-695X.2002.tb00626.x, PMID 12423773 
  7. Michael Agadjanyan, Vitaley Vasilevko, Anahit Ghochikyan, Paul Berns, Patrick Kesslak, Robert A. Settineri & Garth L. Nicolson. (2003). Nutritional Supplement (NT Factor™) Restores Mitochondrial Function and Reduces Moderately Severe Fatigue in Aged Subjects. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 11, Iss. 3, pp. 23-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v11n03_03
  8. Garth L. Nicolson, Marwan Y. Nasralla, Kenny De Meirleir, Robert Gan & Joerg Haier. (2003). Evidence for Bacterial (Mycoplasma, Chlamydia) and Viral (HHV-6) Co-Infections in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 11, Iss. 2, pp. 7-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v11n02_02
  9. Nijs J, Nicolson GL, De Becker P, Coomans D, De Meirleir K. (2002). High prevalence of Mycoplasma infections among European chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Examination of four Mycoplasma species in blood of chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Pathogens and Disease, Vol 34, Iss 3, pp 209-214
  10. Nijs, Jo; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Coomans, Danny; De Becker, Pascale; Nicolson, Garth L. (2003), "Deregulation of the 2,5A Synthetase RNase L Antiviral Pathway by Mycoplasma spp. in Subsets of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (PDF), Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (2): 37-50, doi:10.1300/J092v11n02_04 
  11. Nijs, Jo; Nicolson, Garth L. (2004). "Gulf War Veterans: Evidence for Chromosome Alterations and Their Significance". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 12 (1): 79–83. doi:10.1300/J092v12n01_06. 
  12. Garth L. Nicolson & Rita Ellithorpe. (2006). Lipid Replacement and Antioxidant Nutritional Therapy for Restoring Mitochondrial Function and Reducing Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Other Fatiguing Illnesses. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 13, Iss. 1, pp. 57-68. DOI:10.1300/J092v13n01_06
  13. Nicolson, Garth L.; Nicolson, Nancy L.; Haier, Joerg (2007), "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Subsequently Diagnosed with Lyme Disease Borrelia burgdorferi: Evidence for Mycoplasma Species Coinfections", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 14 (4): 5-17, doi:10.3109/10573320802091809 
  14. Nicolson GL, Ash ME. (2014). Lipid Replacement Therapy: a natural medicine approach to replacing damaged lipids in cellular membranes and organelles and restoring function. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1838(6):1657-79. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2013.11.010.
  15. Garth L. Nicolson, PhD. (2014). Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Chronic Disease: Treatment With Natural Supplements. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal (Encinitas),13(4): 35–43. PMCID: PMC4566449

Cell membrane - A very thin membrane, composed of lipids and protein, that surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell and controls the passage of substances into and out of the cell.

chronic disease - a disease or condition that usually lasts for 3 months or longer and may get worse over time

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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