Nitric oxide (NO) – a gas produced by cells lining the blood vessels (endothelial cells) – helps to promote the widening of blood vessels (vasodilation) and is involved in the immune and metabolic systems. This key process allows oxygenated blood to reach tissues throughout the body. The production of NO increases in response to physical activity in healthy individuals. However, their findings in vitro suggest that ME/CFS patients might have a reduced ability to produce NO.
Over the next few months, Ramsay Researcher Dr. Francisco Westermeier and his team aim to expand the existing evidence by analyzing several biochemical pathways and metabolites responsible for NO production.
In this webinar, Dr. Westermeier will discuss this Solve M.E.- supported project that uses samples from the UK ME/CFS Biobank.
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