A report in the November journal of Psychoneuroendocrinology revealed the latest studies on serotonin in CFS. The study focused on several genes important to the function of the serotonergic system.
Through this study, it was found that there are differences in one receptor for serotonin that were associated with CFS. This is a significant finding because if there aren’t enough receptors for serotonin, an imbalance can result in the person’s body. This study is the first to show an association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with this specific gene.
Serotonin and the serotonergic system are crucial for maintaining energy balance and crucial for the proper functioning of the entire body.
The study examined 77 differences in genes related to serotonin function, which uncovered three markers in the recepor subtype called HTRA2a that are associated with CFS.