Cytokines

27 Apr 2018
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Red
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Cytokines

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Chlamydia pneumoniae and the Cytokine Response  Infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae has been shown to cause host cells to produce, for example, elevated levels of the following cytokines:

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 Hey Red- Just add a paragraph for how Cpn stimulates/suppresses particular cytokines (I know you know some of the findings here) and we've got a nice page for the Handbook update!

CAP for Chlamydia pneumonia since 11/04. 25yrs CFS & FMS- Currently: 150mg INH, 200 Doxycycline, 500mg MWF Azithromycin, 1000mg Tini daily (Continuous protocol)

Ditto! It is well done and nicely referenced. Good job Red. We have a nice page/reference for CPn upregulated cytokines on that on the slide presentation on the physicians page.
marie

On CAP since Sept '05 for MS, RA, Asthma, sciatica. EDSS at start 5.5. Currently on: Doxy 200, Azith 3x week, Tini cont. since April '07, all supplements.
"Color out side the lines!"

On CAP since Sept '05 for MS, RA, Asthma, sciatica. EDSS at start 5.5.(early cane) Now 6 (cane full time) Originally on: Doxy 200, Azith 3x week, Tini cont. over summer '07, Revamp of protocol in Summer '08 by Stratton due to functional loss; clarithro

Red

Hi Jim & Marie,

Sorry to take so long on this, but I reworked the above to add a bit more info since you suggested adding it to the handbook. I tried to keep it fairly simple, but I including a few good linkouts for anyone interested in further details. Take a look at it and feel free to edit as you see fit.

I think I have this mostly correct, but if anybody sees anything wrong with this, please feel free to add comments for changes, as I've said before, I really don't have any medical background, and I'm certainly no expert on cytokines...

Thx as always...

 

 

 

On Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Cpn in Rosacea since 01/06

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Nice work Red. 

CAP for Chlamydia pneumonia since 11/04. 25yrs CFS & FMS- Currently: 150mg INH, 200 Doxycycline, 500mg MWF Azithromycin, 1000mg Tini daily (Continuous protocol)

Red

Thx Jim. I enjoyed putting it together and learned quite a lot in doing so...

For instance from the link on TNF at the top, I had no idea it had been shown to be involved with insulin resistence among other things:

"It has a number of actions on various organ systems, generally together with IL-1 and Interleukin-6 (IL-6):

Amazing stuff.   No wonder blood sugar issues are such a problem for many of us...

 

 

On Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Cpn in Rosacea since 01/06

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Hey, thanks for the info Red, good work.  I know my brain with or without fog wouldn't be able to do what you just did. 

KUDOS

Blessings

Ruth

CFIDS/ME, FMS, IBS, EBV, Cpn, Babesia, insomnia (sleep- melatonin, GABA, tarazadone, temazepam, novocyclopine, allergy formula, 2 gm tryptophan), peri menopause- natural HRT, NAC 2 gm, Doxy 100 mg 2Xday, AZith 150 mg M/W/Fday

CFIDS/ME, FMS, MCS, IBS, EBV, CMV, Cpn, H1, chronic insomnia, Chronic Lyme, HME, Babesia, Natural HRT-menopause, NAC 2.4 gm,Full CAP 6-2-07, all supplements+Iodorol, Inositol-depression, ultra Chitosan, L lysine Pulse#27 04-19-10 1gm Flagyl/day-5 days<

Red,  It was already very good, but your page got slicker and shinier every time you tweaked it.  So, there is some of the linkage between Chronic Cpn infection and diabetes...very good to know.  Thanks,

Joyce~caregiver-advocate in Dallas for Steve J (SPMS).  CAP since August 06, antivirals, heavy metals chelation, LDN, Metanx, Lunesta, GF/CF diet, Lauricidin, oral IgG/lactoferrin/IGF-1 booster, astaxanthin, gamma oryzanol.

 

Joyce~caregiver-advocate in Dallas for Steve J (SPMS).  CAP since August 06, Cpn, Mpn, B. burgdorferi, systemic candidiasis, EBV, CMV & other herpes family viral infections, elevated heavy metals, gluten+casein sensitivity. 

I wrote this up a while ago, it doesn't specifically relate to CPn - but, this was my effort to explain cytokines (part of 102 post) in plain english. These are long posts. I do often go back to look at these when I run into words that I've forgotten what they mean.

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-2239-.html Understanding MS 101: Doctor talk and People Talk

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-3034-.html Understanding MS 102: My Doctor is Expressing Cytokines

In pursuit of ABXDon't Allow What You Know To Get In The Way Of What Might Be

 Notas- I fixed the links for you. These may be the best description of the cytokine system in (relatively!) understandable terms that I have seen. It's only the wealth of detail that is overwhelming, which leads me to recall that some world-expert on cytokines when asked said, "No one understands what's going on in the cytokine system (as a whole)."

CAP for Chlamydia pneumonia since 11/04. 25yrs CFS & FMS- Currently: 200 Doxycycline, 500mg MWF Azithromycin, Tini pulses.

Red