P C Southwick

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The principal constituent of amyloid plaques found in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a 39-42-amino-acid protein, amyloid beta protein (A beta). This study examined whether the measurement of A beta levels in CSF has diagnostic value. There were 108 subjects enrolled in this prospective study: AD (n = 39), non-AD controls(More)
Neurofibrillary tangles and dystrophic neurites are characteristic pathological features found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. A major constituent of these lesions is the cytoskeletal protein tau. This study examined whether the measurement of tau in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) has value in the diagnosis of AD. Seventy-seven subjects(More)
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