T cell

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T cells are lymphocytes that play an important role in cell-mediated immunity. They are distinguished from other lymphocyte subsets such as B cells and natural killer cells by the T-cell receptor on the cell surface. They mature in the thymus.

Types of T cells[edit | edit source]

Notable studies related to ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

  • 2000, Comparative Analysis of Lymphocytes in Lymph Nodes and Peripheral Blood of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[1] - (Abstract)

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  1. Fletcher, Mary Ann; Maher, Kevin; Patarca-Montero, Roberto; Klimas, Nancy (January 2000). "Comparative Analysis of Lymphocytes in Lymph Nodes and Peripheral Blood of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 7 (3): 65–75. doi:10.1300/J092v07n03_06. ISSN 1057-3321.
  2. Brenu, EW; Broadley, S; Nguyen, T; Johnston, S; Ramos, S; Staines, D; Marshall-Gradisnik, S (January 4, 2016), "A Preliminary Comparative Assessment of the Role of CD8+ T Cells in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis", Journal of Immunology Research, 2016: 9064529, doi:10.1155/2016/9064529
  3. Rivas, Jose Luis; Palencia, Teresa; Fernandez, Guerau; Garcia, Milagros (2018), "Association of T and NK cell phenotype with the diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)", Frontiers in Immunology, doi:10.3389/fimmu.2018.01028
  4. Mandarano, Alexandra H.; Maya, Jessica; Giloteaux, Ludovic; Peterson, Daniel L.; Maynard, Marco; Gottschalk, C. Gunnar; Hanson, Maureen R. (March 2, 2020). "Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome patients exhibit altered T cell metabolism and cytokine associations". The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 130 (3): 1491–1505. doi:10.1172/JCI132185. ISSN 1558-8238. PMC 7269566. PMID 31830003.

T cell A type of white blood cell which is mostly produced or matured in the thymus gland (hence T-cell) and is involved in the adaptive immune response on a cellular level. Also known as a T lymphocyte. (Learn more: www.youtube.com)

T cell A type of white blood cell which is mostly produced or matured in the thymus gland (hence T-cell) and is involved in the adaptive immune response on a cellular level. Also known as a T lymphocyte. (Learn more: www.youtube.com)

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.

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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