Glial fibrillary acidic protein is highly correlated with brain injury.

@article{Lumpkins2008GlialFA,
  title={Glial fibrillary acidic protein is highly correlated with brain injury.},
  author={Kimberly M. Lumpkins and Grant V. Bochicchio and Kaspar M. Keledjian and J. Marc Simard and Maureen M McCunn and Thomas S Scalea},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={778-82; discussion 782-4}
}
BACKGROUND Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is an intermediate filament protein found in the cytoskeleton of astroglia. Recent work has indicated that GFAP may serve as a serum marker of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that is released after central nervous system cell damage. METHODS Serum from 51 critically injured trauma patients was prospectively collected on admission and on hospital day 2. All patients underwent an admission head computed tomography (CT) scan as a part of their… CONTINUE READING