Assessment of amyloid beta protein in cerebrospinal fluid as an aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

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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)

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