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Recently Published Gulf War Illness-related Research Articles

Note: Commitee staff, on a continuing basis, identifies recently-published research on Gulf War Illnesses and related topics for Committee review. You can access each article's abstract by clicking the paper's title.

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1. Ojo JO, Abdullah L, Evans J, Reed JM, Montague H, Mullan MJ, Crawford FC. Exposure to an organophosphate pesticide individually or in combination with other Gulf War agents, impairs synaptic integrity and neuronal differentiation, and is accompanied by subtle microvascular injury in a mouse model of Gulf War agent exposure. Neuropathology. 2013.

2. Bakhmutsky MV, Squibb K, McDiarmid M, Oliver M, Tucker JD. Long-term exposure to depleted uranium in Gulf-War veterans does not include chromosome aberattions in peripheral blood lymphocytes. Mutation Research. 2013.

3. Chang JC. Comments on a Recent Article on Meteorological and Intelligence Evidence of Long-Distance Transit of Chemical Weapons Fallout from Bombing Early in the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Neuroepidemiology. 2013.

4. Moss JI. Gulf War illnesses are autoimmune illnesses caused by increased activity of the p38/MAPK pathway in CD4+ immune system cells, which was caused by nerve agent prophylaxis and adrenergic load. Medical Hypotheses. 2013.

5. Johnson GJ, Leis LA, Slater BCS, Bach RR. Elevated platelet count, C-reactive protein and thromboxane analog-induced aggregation in patients with Gulf War veterans’ illnesses: evidence of a chronic inflammatory state? Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis. 2013.

6. Nutter TJ, Jiang N, Cooper BY. Persistent Na+ and K+ channel dysfunctions after chronic exposure to insecticides and pyridostigmine bromide. Neurotoxicology. 2013.

7. Hines SE, Gucer P, Kligerman S, Breyer R, Centeno J, Gaitens J, Oliver M, Engelhardt S, Squibb K, McDiarmid M. Pulmonary Health Effects in Gulf War I Service Members Exposed to Depleted Uranium. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2013.

8. Rayhan RU, Ravindran MK, Baraniuk JN. Migraine in gulf war illness and chronic fatigue syndrome: prevalence, potential mechanisms, and evaluation. Frontiers in Physiology. 2013.

9. Rayhan RU, Stevens BW, Raksit MP, Ripple JA, Timbol CR, Adewuyi O, VanMeter JW, Baraniuk JN. Exercise challenge in Gulf War Illness reveals two subgroups with altered brain structure and function. PLoS One. 2013.

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