Isabel Barao-Silvestre, aka Isabel Barao, Ph.D., is a cancer immunologist and a Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at University of Nevada Reno, Nevada, US. She is researching the causes of abnormal NK cell functioning in ME/CFS patients and its use as a potential biomarker for ME/CFS.
In 2016, Barao-Silvestre was awarded a grant from Solve ME/CFS Initiative Ramsay Award Program for the project, “The Bioenergetic Health Index of NK Cells as a Diagnostic Tool for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” in 2017, she was awarded a grant from the National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases for "Risk of CFS Due to IgG Receptor Genes that Impair ADCC."
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- Uncovering Biomarkers – Fcg receptors in ME/CFS, by Suzanne D Vernon, PhD for Bateman Horne Center newsletter
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- "Uncovering Biomarkers - Fcg Receptors in ME/CFS". Bateman Horne Center. Apr 15, 2016. Retrieved Aug 9, 2019.
- "Noteworthy News for December 2016". Health Sciences. Retrieved Aug 9, 2019.
- "Isabel Barao". LinkedIn. Retrieved Aug 9, 2019.
- "2016 Ramsay Award Program Results". Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Retrieved Aug 9, 2019.
- "The Bioenergetic Health Index of NK Cells as a Diagnostic Tool for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Dec 7, 2016. Retrieved Aug 9, 2019.
- "Risk of CFS Due to IgG Receptor Genes that Impair ADCC | National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases". ResearchGate. Retrieved Aug 9, 2019.
- Darley-Usmar, Victor; Dagda, Ruben K.; Dagda, Raul Y. Dagda; Silvestre, Isabel Barao (May 1, 2019). "Mitochondrial alterations in NK lymphocytes from ME/CFS patients". The Journal of Immunology. 202 (1 Supplement): 126.39–126.39. ISSN 0022-1767.
immunologist - specialized medical doctor trained in managing problems related to the immune system, such as allergies and autoimmune diseases
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.
mitochondria - Important parts of the biological cell, with each mitochondrion encased within a mitochondrial membrane. Mitochondria are best known for their role in energy production, earning them the nickname "the powerhouse of the cell". Mitochondria also participate in the detection of threats and the response to these threats. One of the responses to threats orchestrated by mitochondria is apoptosis, a cell suicide program used by cells when the threat can not be eliminated.