300 Results for Blood Proteins

  1. Is Parkinson's Disease an Autoimmune Disease? Where the Research Is Leading

    ... cells from the PD patients' blood samples had a strong response to the alpha-synclein protein fragments. Dr. Sulzer and Dr. Sette said that they suspect that the immune system mistakenly sees the abnormally-misfolded

    • Talan, Jamie
    • Neurology Today
    • July 20, 2017
  2. At the Bench – Neuromyelitis Optica: A Potential Key to the Mechanism of NMO and a Therapeutic Target

    ... a potential master key: An antibody against glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) weakens the tight junctions of endothelial cells in the blood-brain barrier and gives the anti-aquaporin 4 (AQP4) antibody an open door

    • Talan, Jamie
    • Neurology Today
    • August 17, 2017
  3. Protein Biomarker Could Be Used in Antisense Therapy Trials for ALS, Study Suggests

    ..., is associated with an accumulation of the abnormal poly(GP) protein in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood cells. When the researchers administered a therapy targeting the mutation in mouse models of C9ORF72 ALS,...

    • Shaw, Gina
    • Neurology Today
    • May 04, 2017
  4. NF-L Blood Test Found to Be a Promising Biomarker for Mild TBI

    ... promising evidence of diagnostic and, at least for the near-term, prognostic accuracy in a blood test for mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).The study of axonal protein neurofilament light (NF-L) used an investigational

    • Hurley, Dan
    • Neurology Today
    • May 04, 2017
  5. In the Pipeline-Alzheimer's Disease: Serum Neurofilament Light Levels Linked to Preclinical Changes in Familial Alzheimer's Disease: Potential Use as Blood Biomarker

    ... the findings, however promising, must be borne out by further investigations.The study used a highly sensitive blood-serum test for NfL, a structural protein known to break down due to any kind of neurodegeneration

    • Hurley, Dan
    • Neurology Today
    • November 16, 2017
  6. Cerebral Cavernous Malformations: Serendipitous Discovery Reveals Role of Gut Bacteria

    ... to preventive therapy, wrote the authors of the new study in the May 18 edition of the journal Nature.CCMs are knots of abnormal blood vessels that develop in the brain due to inherited or acquired mutations in any one ...

    • Robinson, Richard
    • Neurology Today
    • June 22, 2017