Follistatin (FS) in human cerebrospinal fluid and regulation of FS expression in a mouse model of meningitis.

OBJECTIVE Follistatin (FS) is the specific binding protein of activin and expression of both factors is regulated by inflammatory agents. Therefore, FS concentrations were determined in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with bacterial and viral meningitis or multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as in the CSF of patients without meningial inflammation or… (More)