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BACKGROUND Major depression and myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are two disorders accompanied by an upregulation of the inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative (IO&NS) pathways and a decreased antioxidant status. Moreover, depression is accompanied by disorders in inflammatory and neuroprogressive (IN-PRO) pathways. (More)
BACKGROUND There is now evidence that major depression and myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are accompanied by partially overlapping pathophysiological mechanisms, i.e. activation of various inflammatory and oxidative & nitrosative (IO&NS) pathways. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to examine the urinary excretion of(More)
INTRODUCTION There is now evidence that major depression is accompanied by an induction of inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative stress (IO&NS) pathways and by a lowered antioxidant status. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a strong antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory effects. METHODS This paper examines the plasma concentrations of CoQ10 in 35 depressed(More)
BACKGROUND Major depression is characterized by a decreased antioxidant status, an induction of the inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative (IO&NS) pathways and inflammatory-neurodegenerative (I&ND) pathways. This study examines two markers of oxidative stress in depression, i.e. plasma peroxides and serum oxidized LDL (oxLDL) antibodies. METHODS Blood(More)
INTRODUCTION Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a medical illness characterized by disorders in inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative (IO&NS) pathways. METHODS This paper examines the role of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a mitochondrial nutrient which acts as an essential cofactor for the production of ATP in mitochondria and(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterized by activation of immune, inflammatory, oxidative and nitrosative stress (IO&NS) pathways. The present study was carried out in order to examine whether ME/CFS is accompanied by increased levels of plasma peroxides and serum oxidized LDL (oxLDL)(More)
Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) 1 is a biomarker of growing importance in the assessment of alcohol abuse after conviction for drunk driving. CDT is a more specific indicator for alcohol than traditional liver function tests and is used for identification and follow-up of chronic high alcohol consumption (1). Various methods have been introduced(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is associated with female reproductive abnormalities. Hyperlipidaemia might alter the embryonic micro-environment and potentially result in reduced fertility. We aimed to induce hyperlipidaemia nutritionally and investigate the consequences of hyperlipidaemic culture conditions on bovine in vitro embryo development, embryo quality and(More)