disclaimer: i have had the same genes the whole time
Maybe this makes more sense- Known genes that can cause health issues depend on if they were "expressed" or "switched" (as Wiki likes to call it). "Activated" sounds better to me. So if this gene was activated, your T cells can be compromised.
Note: These are somewhat different than your genes responsible for your hair, skin and eye color ect.
Funny, I read there is not a gene for red hair, but one which prevents it. People missing this gene have red hair by default.
Long story short, according to the links I provided in the post: a low T-cell count might "pull down" your CD57 Natural Killer cell count. This can be one reason the cd57 test is unreliable- because it also counts T-cells.
So this is part is just my thinking: adding the info together from the above two links, its could be possible that if you have this gene (and I suppose the one Hunter also mentioned), and it was expressed from the challenge of lyme treatment or other stress, pathogens ect (we get worse before better) your T cells are now lower pulling your CD57 value down.
Maybe in time, if whatever made your T cell gene switch is resolved, your T cells will go up bringing CD57 up with it.
T-cell strength against lyme BB bacteria, or maybe "response" for a better word, can be measured by the i-Spot test from Wisconsin. They even say this value can be lower than normal in chronic lyme- so much that its no longer able to do its job. They prove this time and time again. I have read other opinions on this, but since this lab specializes in this topic, they prob know what they are doing so I tend to believe them.
Post Edited (astroman) : 2/19/2018 10:54:07 PM (GMT-7)