Many patients have written and asked WPI for further information about the recent study titled, Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells in the Duodenum of Individuals Diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Are Uniquely Immunoreactive to Antibodies to Human Endogenous Retroviral Proteins, published online in the journal In Vivo. We asked Dr. Vincent Lombardi, Research Director of WPI, to give us his answers to the following questions.
Are you looking at other patient cohorts or diseases for this finding?
We would like to study MS and/or lupus subjects. We are seeking a collaborator with the proper specimens.
Is this something my gastroenterologist could test for?
Are you planning on publishing more papers on pDCs?
Are you doing any studies on fibromyalgia?
What other studies are you working on? Preliminary studies are very helpful to the research process; how can I find out more and be a part of them?