These publications are examples of research made possible with data from CanPath and its regional cohorts.


Circulating microRNA expression signatures accurately discriminate myalgic encephalomyelitis from fibromyalgia and comorbid conditions

Authors: Evguenia Nepotchatykh, Iurie Caraus, Wesam Elremaly, Corinne Leveau, Mohamed Elbakry, Christian Godbout, Bita Rostami-Afshari, Diana Petre, Nasrin Khatami, Anita Franco, Alain Moreau

Researchers examined the levels of 11 specific molecules called miRNAs in individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), and those with both conditions (ME/CFS + FM), as well as in healthy controls. Using samples from 38 CARTaGENE participants and other sources, they found distinct patterns of these miRNAs that can help differentiate between ME/CFS, FM, and ME/CFS + FM, indicating that these miRNAs could serve as potential biomarkers to aid in the accurate diagnosis of these complex illnesses.

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