Basal ganglia

From MEpedia Staging, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Reduced Activation in Basal Ganglia Structures in CFS compared to Controls for the Win-Lose Contrast.[1]
Source: Miller et al. (2014). PLoS ONE 9(5): e98156. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098156

Basal ganglia are a set of structures in the brain regulated by dopamine that play a role in action selection, voluntary movements and executive function, as well as perception of effort.

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

A small study of chronic fatigue syndrome patients found increased choline in the basal ganglia.[2] Increased choline can be a sign of immune activation or increased cell membrane turnover.

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2014, Decreased Basal Ganglia Activation in Subjects with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Association with Symptoms of Fatigue[1](Full text)
  • 2003, Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of basal ganglia in chronic fatigue syndrome[2](Full text)

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history.