Increased plasma levels of soluble CD40, together with the decrease of TGF beta 1, as possible differential markers of Alzheimer disease.

@article{Mocali2004IncreasedPL,
  title={Increased plasma levels of soluble CD40, together with the decrease of TGF beta 1, as possible differential markers of Alzheimer disease.},
  author={Alessandra Mocali and Sabrina Cedrola and Nunzia Della Malva and Mario Bontempelli and V A M Mitidieri and Antonio Bavazzano and Roberto Comolli and Francesco Paoletti and Caterina A M La Porta},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={1555-61}
}
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative illness and the most frequent cause of dementia in the elderly. The identification of activated microglia within neuritic plaques, coupled with the presence of numerous inflammatory proteins, suggests that inflammation is an integral part of the pathogenetic process in AD. In the present paper we… CONTINUE READING