TY - CHAP A1 - Ekua W. Brenu A2 - Lotti Tajouri A3 - Kevin J. Ashton A4 - Donald R. Staines A5 - Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik ED1 - Spaska Angelova Stanilova Y1 - 2013-03-13 PY - 2013 T1 - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Parallels with Autoimmune Disorders N2 - Autoimmune disorders are known to affect a substantial number of people worldwide, demonstrating a gender bias and are the second largest cause of chronic illness. Recently, the attention has been focused on lifestyle changes as a major factor in the rise of autoimmune disease frequency. The two sections of this book are focused on the new opportunities for moving research forward, leading to a new approach to prevention and treatment of autoimmune diseases. A better understanding of the mechanisms of gene expression and triggering signaling pathways, which is involved in autoimmune pathogenesis simultaneously with current data for the interaction of microbiota with human immune system, will help to better understand the immune imbalance implicated in autoimmunity. BT - Genes and Autoimmunity SP - Ch. 10 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/53440 DO - 10.5772/53440 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-19 ER -