NIH Intramural Study on ME/CFS

Stussman B, Williams A, Snow J, Gavin A, Scott R, Nath A, Walitt B. Characterization of Post-exertional Malaise in Patients With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Front Neurol. 2020 Sep 18;11:1025. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.01025. PMID: 33071931; PMCID: PMC7530890.

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Uhde M, Indart AC, Green PH, Yolken RH, Cook DB, Shukla SK, Vernon SD, Alaedini A. Suppressed immune and metabolic responses to intestinal damage-associated microbial translocation in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity-Health. 2023 Apr 27:100627. doi: 10.1016/j.bbih.2023.100627.

Moore GE, Keller BA, Stevens J, Mao X, Stevens SR, Chia JK, Levine SM, Franconi CJ, Hanson MR. Recovery from Exercise in Persons with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Medicina (Kaunas). 2023 Mar 15;59(3):571. doi: 10.3390/medicina59030571. PMID: 36984572; PMCID: PMC10059925.

Xiong R, Gunter C, Fleming E, Vernon SD, Bateman L, Unutmaz D, Oh J. Multi-'omics of gut microbiome-host interactions in short- and long-term myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Cell Host Microbe. 2023 Feb 8;31(2):273-287.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2023.01.001. PMID: 36758521.

Guo C, Che X, Briese T, Ranjan A, Allicock O, Yates RA, Cheng A, March D, Hornig M, Komaroff AL, Levine S, Bateman L, Vernon SD, Klimas NG, Montoya JG, Peterson DL, Lipkin WI, Williams BL. Deficient butyrate-producing capacity in the gut microbiome is associated with bacterial network disturbances and fatigue symptoms in ME/CFS. Cell Host Microbe. 2023 Feb 8;31(2):288-304.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2023.01.004. PMID: 36758522.

Maya J, Leddy SM, Gottschalk CG, Peterson DL, Hanson MR. Altered Fatty Acid Oxidation in Lymphocyte Populations of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Jan 19;24(3):2010. doi: 10.3390/ijms24032010. PMID: 36768336; PMCID: PMC9916395.


Goldberg NC, Poirier S, Kanas A, McCorkell L, McGinn CA, Re’em Y, Kuehnel K, Muirhead N, Ruschioni T, Taylor-Brown S, Jason LA. A new clinical challenge: supporting patients coping with the long-term effects of COVID-19. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 2022 Oct 2;10:4, 212-230. doi: 10.1080/21641846.2022.2128576.

Ramiller A, Mudie K, Seibert E, Whittaker S. The Facilitation of Clinical and Therapeutic Discoveries in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Related Diseases: Protocol for the You + ME Registry Research Platform. JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Aug 10;11(8):e36798. doi: 10.2196/36798. Erratum in: JMIR Res Protoc. 11:e42030. PMID: 35816681; PMCID: PMC9369615.

Che X, Brydges CR, Yu Y, Price A, Joshi S, Roy A, Lee B, Barupal DK, Cheng A, Palmer DM, Levine S, Peterson DL, Vernon SD, Bateman L, Hornig M, Montoya JG, Komaroff AL, Fiehn O, Lipkin WI. Metabolomic Evidence for Peroxisomal Dysfunction in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Jul 18;23(14):7906. doi: 10.3390/ijms23147906. PMID: 35887252; PMCID: PMC9320121.

Vernon SD, Funk S, Bateman L, Stoddard GJ, Hammer S, Sullivan K, Bell J, Abbaszadeh S, Lipkin WI, Komaroff AL. Orthostatic Challenge Causes Distinctive Symptomatic, Hemodynamic and Cognitive Responses in Long COVID and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Front Med (Lausanne). 2022 Jun 23;9:917019. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2022.917019. PMID: 35847821; PMCID: PMC9285104.

O'Neal AJ, Glass KA, Emig CJ, Vitug AA, Henry SJ, Shungu DC, Mao X, Levine SM, Hanson MR. Survey of Anti-Pathogen Antibody Levels in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Proteomes. 2022 Jun 13;10(2):21. doi: 10.3390/proteomes10020021. PMID: 35736801; PMCID: PMC9228258.

Germain A, Giloteaux L, Moore GE, Levine SM, Chia JK, Keller BA, Stevens J, Franconi CJ, Mao X, Shungu DC, Grimson A, Hanson MR. Plasma metabolomics reveals disrupted response and recovery following maximal exercise in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. JCI Insight. 2022 May 9;7(9):e157621. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.157621. PMID: 35358096; PMCID: PMC9090259.

Cook DB, VanRiper S, Dougherty RJ, Lindheimer JB, Falvo MJ, Chen Y, Lin JS, Unger ER; MCAM Study Group. Cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and perceptual responses during exercise in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): A Multi-site Clinical Assessment of ME/CFS (MCAM) sub-study. PLoS One. 2022 Mar 15;17(3):e0265315. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0265315. PMID: 35290404; PMCID: PMC8923458.

Conroy KE, Islam MF, Jason LA. Evaluating case diagnostic criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS): toward an empirical case definition. Disabil Rehabil. 2022 Mar 2:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2043462. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35236205; PMCID: PMC9437146.

Baraniuk JN, Amar A, Pepermitwala H, Washington SD. Differential Effects of Exercise on fMRI of the Midbrain Ascending Arousal Network Nuclei in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI) in a Model of Postexertional Malaise (PEM). Brain Sci. 2022 Jan 5;12(1):78. doi: 10.3390/brainsci12010078. PMID: 35053821; PMCID: PMC8774249.


Mathur R, Carnes MU, Harding A, Moore A, Thomas I, Giarrocco A, Long M, Underwood M, Townsend C, Ruiz-Esparza R, Barnette Q, Brown LM, Schu M. mapMECFS: a portal to enhance data discovery across biological disciplines and collaborative sites. J Transl Med. 2021 Nov 8;19(1):461. doi: 10.1186/s12967-021-03127-3. PMID: 34749736; PMCID: PMC8576927.

Jason LA, Holtzman CS, Sunnquist M, Cotler J. The development of an instrument to assess post-exertional malaise in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome. J Health Psychol. 2021 Feb;26(2):238-248. doi: 10.1177/1359105318805819. Epub 2018 Oct 24. PMID: 30354489; PMCID: PMC7988339.

Komaroff AL, Lipkin WI. Insights from myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome may help unravel the pathogenesis of postacute COVID-19 syndrome. Trends Mol Med. 2021 Sep;27(9):895-906. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2021.06.002. Epub 2021 Jun 7. PMID: 34175230; PMCID: PMC8180841.

Paul BD, Lemle MD, Komaroff AL, Snyder SH. Redox imbalance links COVID-19 and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Aug 24;118(34):e2024358118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2024358118. PMID: 34400495; PMCID: PMC8403932.

O'Neal AJ, Hanson MR. The Enterovirus Theory of Disease Etiology in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Critical Review. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Jun 18;8:688486. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.688486. PMID: 34222292; PMCID: PMC8253308.

Jason LA, Islam M, Conroy K, Cotler J, Torres C, Johnson M, Mabie B. COVID-19 Symptoms Over Time: Comparing Long-Haulers to ME/CFS. Fatigue. 2021;9(2):59-68. doi: 10.1080/21641846.2021.1922140. Epub 2021 May 5. PMID: 34484973; PMCID: PMC8411893.

Baraniuk JN, Kern G, Narayan V, Cheema A. Exercise modifies glutamate and other metabolic biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid from Gulf War Illness and Myalgic encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. PLoS One. 2021 Jan 13;16(1):e0244116. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244116. PMID: 33440400; PMCID: PMC7806361.

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