GDNF but not BDNF is increased in cerebrospinal fluid in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Cerebrospinal fluid from 15 patients with ALS and 11 controls without neurological disease were analysed for levels of the neurotrophic factors BDNF and GDNF. Analyses were performed using a sensitive sandwich immunoassay (ELISA). There was no significant difference in BDNF levels between the ALS patients and the control subjects studied. Measurable levels… CONTINUE READING