United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

Research Update - July 2008

The journal articles listed below were distributed for review in July, 2008.  You can access the article's abstract by copying the paper title and pasting it into the search bar of the PubMed website, linked here. 

 
 Gulf War-Specific Articles
 
1. The National Registry of Veterans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (Allen KD, et al. Neuroepidemiology. 2008;30(3):180-90.)
 
2. Genes and Environmental Exposures in Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: the GENEVA study. Rationale, study design and demographic characteristics. (Schmidt S, et al. Neuroepidemiology. 2008;30(3):191-204.)
 
3. Chronic fatigue syndrome in male gulf war veterans and civilians: a further test of the single syndrome hypothesis. (Ciccone DS, et al. J Health Psychol. 2008;13(4):529-36.)

4. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis among 1991 Gulf War Veterans: Evidence for a Time-Limited Outbreak. (Horner RD , et al. Neuroepidemiology. 2008;31(1):28-32.)
 
5. Spatial analysis of the etiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis among 1991 Gulf War veterans. (Miranda ML, et al. Neurotoxicology. 2008 Jun 20. in press)

6. HPA axis exhaustion and regulatory T cell accumulation in patients with a functional somatic syndrome: Recent view on the problem of Gulf War veterans. (Pukhalsky AL, et al. J Neuroimmunol. 2008;196(1-2):133-8.)
 
 Other Relevant Research
 
1. Functional neuroimaging correlates of mental fatigue induced by cognition among chronic fatigue syndrome patients and controls. (Cook DB, et al. Neuroimage. 2007;36(1):108-22.)

2. Cardiovascular risks from fine particulate air pollution. (Dockery DW, and Stone PH. N Engl J Med. 2007;356(5):511-3.)
 
3. Single whole-body exposure to sarin vapor in rats: long-term neuronal and behavioral deficits. (Grauer E, et al. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2008;227(2):265-74.)
 
4. Class III beta-tubulin and gamma-tubulin are co-expressed and form complexes in human glioblastoma cells. (Katsetos CD, et al. Neurochem Res. 2007;32(8):1387-98.)
 
5. Kinesin-5 regulates the growth of the axon by acting as a brake on its microtubule array. (Myers KA, et al. J Cell Biol. 2007;178(6):1081-91.)
 
6. Neuropathy target esterase gene mutations cause motor neuron disease. (Rainier S, et al. Am J Hum Genet. 2008;82(3):780-5.)
 
7. Quantitative and functional analyses of spastin in the nervous system: implications for hereditary spastic paraplegia. (Solowska JM, et al. J Neurosci. 2008;28(9):2147-57.)